£200,000 works to Milltown Bridge, Maghera completed

Date published: 23 February 2017

A bridge strengthening and widening scheme in Maghera has recently been completed at a cost of £200,000 by TransportNI.

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The reconstruction works also facilitated the provision of a new footway across the bridge and refurbishment and strengthening of the old twin span masonry arch.

The extensive contract works included the removal of the existing parapet walls, casting new reinforced concrete foundations on driven piles.  The placement of precast concrete segmental arch units, rebuilding new stone retaining and parapet walls, construction of a new footway and carriageway re surfacing across the bridge were also undertaken.   

Craigadick Road remained open to pedestrians during the works, and reopened to vehicular traffic on 20 February 2017.

The completion of the bridge strengthening and widening works along with the provision of a footway will ensure that this structure will continue to serve the local community for many years to come.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The scheme was carried out on behalf of TransportNI by McCallan Brothers Ltd, Carrickmore, Co Tyrone, at a total cost of approximately £200,000.
  2.  All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or e-mail: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 07623 974 383 and your call will be returned.
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