TO HAVE THE OLDEST EXISTING BRIDGE IN BELFAST & THE HISTORIC SITE LISTED

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William Dickson
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TO HAVE THE OLDEST EXISTING BRIDGE IN BELFAST & THE HISTORIC SITE AT THE BOYNE BRIDGE, SANDY ROW  LISTED 

We the undersigned, wish to record our opposition to the possible interference or removal of any part of the remains of the 1642 Great Bridge of Belfast, which became known by different names including Brick-kilm Bridge, Brickill Bridge, Brick-hill Bridge, Brickle Bridge, Salt Water Bridge and the present name of Boyne Bridge. The bridge is encased within the southern approach to the present 1936 Boyne Bridge and is the earliest surviving bridge in Belfast. We call upon the Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division to not only list the remains of the Great Bridge and possibly those of a 1611 bridge, but the historic site at which it is situated, as an ancient crossing place along with many associations with the many early developments in Belfast. The importance of the site is clearly outlined In George Ben's history of the town of Belfast, in which he went as far as saying that it represented what was then the town of Belfast. We also call for a significant feature to be constructed that would identify the location of the remains of the ancient bridge and the site.

Please sign our petition to let the Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division know that listing the historical remains of the bridge and site are important to our heritage.


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