Longbird Bridge closed to marine traffic

  • Photograph by Akil Simmons

    Photograph by Akil Simmons


Longbird Bridge will be closed to marine traffic for several weeks as workers remove the old bridge.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works said the bridge would be closed for boats from Friday until April 13.

He said: “The closure will facilitate the removal of the old Longbird Bridge structure no longer in use.

“Further updates will be provided as they are available.

“The ministry encourages the public’s full co-operation and apologises in advance for any inconvenience.”

Longbird Bridge, a 60-metre twin-carriageway bridge at the eastern end of the Causeway, was built in the 1950s.

It was closed to traffic 12 years ago with twin Bailey bridges installed adjacent to it to allow motorists to bypass it.

The Bailey bridges, intended to be a stopgap solution while a permanent resolution was found, are still in use.

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Published Feb 19, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 19, 2020 at 8:03 am)

Longbird Bridge closed to marine traffic

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