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Omagh gets a new bridge. What are your thoughts?

The view of the new pedestrian bridge across the River Strule pictured from Drumragh Avenue.

The view of the new pedestrian bridge across the River Strule pictured from Drumragh Avenue.

A new pedestrian bridge was installed on Saturday morning in Omagh town centre across the River Strule.

The Steel Bow Arch pedestrian and cycle bridge weighs 60 tonnes and spans 58m across the River Strule between the Drumragh Avenue plaza and Old Market Place.

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The bridge was lifted into place using a 750 tonne Mobile Crane and specialist heaving lifting team.

Omagh Distrcit Council have said the  installation of this pedestrian and cycle bridge marks another ‘significant milestone’ in the £4.3 million OASIS project, following the completion of the new floodwall and the construction of the lift shaft which will provide access from the car park to the plaza.

A council spokesperson continued, “The bridge’s installation allows for the commencement of the next stage of development of the project to commence, the construction of the elevated plaza above Drumragh Avenue car park.

“Funding for the £4.3 million OASIS project has been secured from the Peace III Programme through the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The delivery of the project is continuing on target for completion in March 2015.”

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