Completion of £260,000 bridge replacement scheme for Bracky Bridge

Date published: 17 December 2021

Work on a £260,000 bridge replacement scheme for Bracky Bridge, Dreenan Road, Omagh, has been completed.

Bracky Bridge replacement scheme

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:

“It is great to see work completed on the bridge and I am pleased to say that it will officially open again to road users on Monday 20 December 2021.

“This significant investment to replace the bridge will benefit everyone who uses it. I would like to thank the public and especially the local community for their patience and co-operation while the bridge was closed.

The new bridge is a single span reinforced concrete structure with masonry parapets. The construction of the new bridge presented an opportunity to build a wider structure with improved road safety standards and also afforded the opportunity to improve river flow through the structure to reduce the likelihood of flood damage in the future.    

Notes to editors: 

  1. Bracky Bridge is the last of five bridges in DfI Roads, Western Division, to be replaced as a result of the flooding event of August 2017.
  2. The contract was awarded to Highway Barrier Solutions and work to rebuild the bridge commenced in January 2021. 
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