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Work Begins In Belfast On Lagan Canal Revival

10th November 2017
Site map of the proposed new lock and weir for the Lagan Canal at Stranmills in Belfast Site map of the proposed new lock and weir for the Lagan Canal at Stranmills in Belfast Photo: Lagan Navigation Trust

#InlandWaters - Work has begun on the restoration of the Lagan Canal from Belfast to Lough Neagh, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The £4 million scheme to reopen the 27-mile inland waterway, which dates from the 18th century, provides for the first new boat lock in Belfast for more than 250 years, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

It’s understood that works on the weir in Stranmills will be completed by next spring, allowing for proper regulation of water flows ahead of the canal’s future reopening to traffic alongside the already popular towpath.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

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