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Work on £3.4m Pulrose Bridge replacement to begin in March

Project will take around 12 months to complete

A £3.4million scheme to replace Pulrose Bridge will get underway in March next year.

The project, which will take around a year to complete, is designed to reduce the risk of flooding and enhance infrastructure connections.

The current structure was built in 1931, but the Department of Infrastructure says it's no longer practical or economically justifiable.

The new bridge will have a design life of 120 years, and will increase flow capacity in the river, cutting the chance of it bursting its banks.

Gas diversions will take place before the construction work begins in March, while water, telecoms and electricity will also need to be diverted.

Pedestrian access between Peel Road and Pulrose will be maintained, while traffic will be diverted.

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