‘Public asked to name new pedestrian/cycle bridge in Victoria Park’

‘Public asked to name new pedestrian/cycle bridge in Victoria Park’

23rd July, 2013

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Work on the Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) project is set to commence this summer and in anticipation of the construction of the new bridge in Victoria Park the public are being given the opportunity to ‘Name the Bridge’.

This pedestrian/cycle bridge is part of Phase 1 of the CCG and is one of the key elements of work in Victoria Park. The bridge will provide a much needed connection from Victoria Park to Airport Road connecting people to the Harbour Estate and Titanic Quarter.

The Connswater Community Greenway is a £35million investment which will connect the green and open spaces in east Belfast through the creation of a 9km linear greenway.  Plans for the bridge at Victoria Park where unveiled earlier this year as part of Phase 1 of the project. This initial £4 million contract, awarded to local company BSG Civil Engineering, will focus on Orangefield and Victoria Parks, creating 3km of new paths, three new bridges for pedestrians and cyclists (including the bridge at Victoria Park), landscaping, and public realm work including street furniture and lighting.

Sean Brannigan, Community Engagement Officer for the Connswater Community Greenway said “The reason for the success of the Connswater Community Greenway is down to emphasis on the community. This campaign is a wonderful opportunity for the east Belfast and the broader Belfast community to put their stamp on, take ownership of and name what we hope will become an important part of the infrastructure of east Belfast”

You can submit your‘Name the Bridge’ ideas online to www.communitygreenway.co.uk/NametheBridge or can pick up a ‘Name the Bridge’ leaflet at one of the ‘Name the Bridge’ participating centres which include Avoniel Leisure Centre, Holywood Arches Library, Cregagh Road Library, Ballyhackmore Library, Woodstock Library, Inverary Community Centre, Knocknagoney Community Centre and the East Belfast Partnership. Closing date for entries is Fri 9th August.

So, what will it be? – YOU decide!