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Lagan Canal To Get First New Boat Lock In 250 Years

25th July 2017
Site map of the proposed new lock for the Lagan Canal Site map of the proposed new lock for the Lagan Canal Photo: Lagan Navigation Trust

#LaganCanal - Belfast will get its first new boat lock in more than 250 years as work begins on a £4 million project near Belfast Boat Club.

As ITV News reports, the new lock plan — which includes a weir and pedestrian bridge at Stranmills — is part of a proposal to reopen the Lagan Canal to navigation and revive the legacy locks along an inland waterway that’s proven popular with cyclists and walkers.

The Lagan Canal, which once connected Lough Neagh with Belfast Lough, was closed in 1958. Its central section was destroyed by the building of the M1 motorway in the 1960s.

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