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Fans Want Belfast Span Named For Van The Man

8th February 2016
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#Belfast - Fans of the recently knighted Sir Van Morrison are mounting a campaign to have a new river bridge in East Belfast named in his honour, as the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The musician grew up close to where a series of new bridge crossings are planned as part of a greenway development in Orangefield along the Connswater, Knock and Loop waterways.

And the first of these, a bridge between Victoria Park and the adjacent Harbour Estate, was already named by popular vote as the Sam Thompson Bridge after the late playwright.

That's prompted fans of 'Van the Man' to call on officials behind the Connswater Greenway scheme to honour the Belfast legend's contributions to music the world over with a bridge in his name, or named after one of his famous songs such as 'Astral Weeks' and 'Moondance'.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

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