THE LAGAN GATEWAY PROJECT- AN ATTRACTIVE NEW PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
Work on the new foot and cycle bridge is now complete and the bridge has opened to the public and to the best of my knowledge it has been operational since late September 2021.
On the Annadale side of the river, a new path from the bridge to Annadale Embankment has been added, with its entrance at Lagan Lands East (opposite Annadale Allotments). A new navigation lock has also been completed and new lock gates installed.
The area around the lock, the steps and the rest of the site will remain closed to the public until the completion of all works in the area. These works consist of landscaping of the new mounds and amenity areas on the upper part of the site on Lagan Lands East.
On the Stranmillis side of the river, a new path from Belfast Boat Club to the bridge has been completed. This upper path also connects to the existing path link to Sharman Road.
Murals have been created on the piers of the bridge by Belfast artist Glen Molloy. They feature threatened species in and around the city, including the hedgehog, lapwing, oystercatcher, and the Irish hare. It is part of ‘Wild Walls’, a series of nature-inspired murals across the UK, highlighting the impact of climate change on the natural world, organised by UK Youth for Nature (UKY4N).