I photographed the old lagan Footbridge a few times over the years. People had taken to putting love locks on it, like that bridge in Paris and it made for some interesting photographs.
It was only recently that I noticed that the new bridge – the official title seems to be The Lagan Weir Replacement Footbridge – was nearing completion. In fact the sign at the construction site says that work commenced in October 2014 and is due to be completed this month. I would’ve crossed bridge twice or three times a week usually but obviously not since October 2014. Time flies indeed!
In truth the old footbridge always felt like a temporary measure although it served its purpose well. The new bridge appears a much more exotic structure and this is reflected in the cost – I vaguely remember the figure of £5 million being mentioned, but it seems to have glass sides, so no more love locks!
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