Lagan Gateway project - We want you to name this bridge.

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An iconic new foot and cycle bridge connecting the Lagan Towpath at Stranmillis to Lagan Land East will open soon.

We’re investing £2.15 million in the project through the Belfast Investment Fund. Other partners include Ulster Garden Villages, Department for Communities, Department for Infrastructure Rivers Agency, Department for Infrastructure and the Lagan Navigation Trust.

The project has also seen the existing weir refurbished and a new navigation lock is being installed, ensuring boats will have better access to this part of the river. Pathways in the area have also received an upgrade and the surrounding area has been landscaped with high quality planting.

It is hoped that the project will help link communities in south Belfast, attract people to the area and boost the local economy, while also reducing congestion on the popular towpath on the Stranmillis side of the river. In the next phase of the project, we will build a Greenways connection leading walkers and cyclists from the new bridge into Belvoir Forest Park.

We would like your help to name the bridge. Use the ideas button below to tell us your suggestion for what you think the bridge could be called. You can submit your ideas for the name up until 30 May. We'll then use these ideas to create a shortlist of potential names, which we will issue for public vote here on the consultation hub later this summer. Follow this project to be kept up date and to have your say on the naming of this iconic bridge.

An iconic new foot and cycle bridge connecting the Lagan Towpath at Stranmillis to Lagan Land East will open soon.

We’re investing £2.15 million in the project through the Belfast Investment Fund. Other partners include Ulster Garden Villages, Department for Communities, Department for Infrastructure Rivers Agency, Department for Infrastructure and the Lagan Navigation Trust.

The project has also seen the existing weir refurbished and a new navigation lock is being installed, ensuring boats will have better access to this part of the river. Pathways in the area have also received an upgrade and the surrounding area has been landscaped with high quality planting.

It is hoped that the project will help link communities in south Belfast, attract people to the area and boost the local economy, while also reducing congestion on the popular towpath on the Stranmillis side of the river. In the next phase of the project, we will build a Greenways connection leading walkers and cyclists from the new bridge into Belvoir Forest Park.

We would like your help to name the bridge. Use the ideas button below to tell us your suggestion for what you think the bridge could be called. You can submit your ideas for the name up until 30 May. We'll then use these ideas to create a shortlist of potential names, which we will issue for public vote here on the consultation hub later this summer. Follow this project to be kept up date and to have your say on the naming of this iconic bridge.

Page last updated: 14 Sep 2021, 08:15 AM