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09/07/2021

Victorian Railway Bridge gifted to Council

The Council is pleased to have been gifted a salvaged Victorian Railway bridge from Translink.

The Council is pleased to have been gifted a salvaged Victorian Railway bridge from Translink. The railway bridge was once part of the Antrim to Londonderry line and forms an important part of the heritage of the Borough, which has numerous train stations and a long standing railway network.

Transport heritage is much sought after and there has been a lot of interest in the bridge which dates back to the Victorian era. The cast iron bridge would have been removed some time ago to make way for wheelchair accessible upgrading of bridges.

The Council is planning to restore this bridge to its former glory and include it as a heritage piece as part of their exciting plans for the redevelopment of Steeple Park, Antrim.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb said

“This is welcome news for the Borough, there is a great demand for transport history and I hope when the bridge is restored and installed as a piece of public art that it will attract more visitors to the Borough.”

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