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New Cregagh Glen bridge to be installed 'within weeks'

A bridge in Cregagh Glen in east Belfast that has been closed since being damaged by bad weather. Picture Mal McCann.

A NEW bridge will be installed on a popular Belfast walking trail "in the next few weeks" after a storm damaged the previous one.

The bridge in Cregagh Glen in east Belfast has been closed to the public since January.

In February, the council said it was working to repair the bridge.

However, the bridge remains sealed off.

A Belfast City Council spokeswoman said the bridge is closed because it "poses a risk to health and safety".

"We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused," she said.

"We would encourage all visitors to Cregagh Glen not to cross the broken bridge or to attempt crossing the section of water using another route.

"The design of the replacement bridge has been completed and we anticipate starting the work to install the bridge in the next few weeks to have the final structure in place as soon as possible.

"We will update our social media channels and website when it reopens to the public."

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