Listed status for Derry’s iconic Craigavon Bridge

Craigavon Bridge.
Craigavon Bridge.

Derry’s iconic Craigavon Bridge is set to receive listed status.

The bridge - the only two tiered bridge in Northern Ireland - is among six new proposed listings in the city.

The other new suggested listings include two good examples of late Georgian town houses within the city walls (London Street and Pump Street), an Edwardian commercial building outside Castle Gate, a Victorian commercial building next door to the already listed Grand Central Bar, and the former Rossdowney School on Glendermott Road which is a fine example of a simple, well proportioned, pre-First World War school building.

Three other buildings - 22,23 and 24 Bonds Hill - could also lose their listed status.

Survey work has revealed that these buildings were rebuilt as replicas in the mid 1990s and cannot be considered historic.

There are currently 477 listed buildings within the Derry City Council area.

DOE minister Mark H Durkan said: “Listing these additional buildings in Derry will be a further boost for the city. The listing of the iconic Craigavon Bridge, so synonymous with our city, is a key symbol of both Derry’s past and future growth.”