Muir says officials working on potential replacement of Muff Glen bridge

Environment minister Andrew Muir says Forest Service is working with Derry & Strabane Council and the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) on the potential replacement of the Muff Glen bridge.
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The bridge in Eglinton was destroyed in the catastrophic floods of August 2017 and there have been consistent calls for a replacement ever since.

Derry City & Strabane District Council has estimated it could cost up to £500,000 to replace at 2020 prices.

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South Antrum MLA John Blair has now asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr. Muir, for an update on the replacement of the pedestrian footbridge.

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Mr. Muir replied: “My Department’s Forest Service is working with Derry City & Strabane District Council (DCSDC) and the Department for Infrastructure to complete the assessment of the overall need for and benefits of a replacement footbridge, and to establish the necessary statutory requirements and cost estimates for a new bridge.”

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