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Listed status for Craigavon Bridge in Londonderry

Published 26/10/2015

A 2001 Apprentice Boys parade marches over Craigavon Bridge in Derry, which has been given listed status
A 2001 Apprentice Boys parade marches over Craigavon Bridge in Derry, which has been given listed status

Craigavon Bridge in Londonderry has been listed.

It was given special protection because it is an important early 20th century road bridge with art deco details, environment minister Mark H Durkan said. It is the only two-tiered bridge in Northern Ireland.

The minister said: "These listings in the Derry area are a tangible boost for the city and the wider area. The iconic Craigavon Bridge for example, is a reminder of our industrial heritage and a symbol of both Derry's past and future growth."

Also confirmed as new listings are a Cross of Sacrifice located at the City Cemetery, a vernacular dwelling at Cumber Road outside Claudy, Faughanvale Presbyterian Church in Eglinton, a former corn mill outside Eglinton and a farmhouse at Ballougry which has value when grouped with the adjacent listed windmill.

Mr Durkan added: "The new listings reflect Derry's varied and diverse history and will ensure these important cultural assets are preserved and protected as part of the area's rich and historic fabric.

"My department and I continue to be committed to ensuring that our historic environment is recognised and utilised to its full potential to deliver a better economy and quality of life for all.

"The new listings will further enhance the marketing of the city as a great place to work, visit and invest."

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