Thursday, 18 February 2016

Connswater Bridge

I happened to be passing the Connswater Bridge, Newtownards Road, Belfast, this afternoon and work progresses well on the Connswater Greenway project.

The river Conn's Water is culverted on one side for several hundred yards; while, at the Connswater Bridge, beside McDonald's, a Trench Shield (or box) has been placed in the middle of the river adjacent to the bridge.

1 comment :

Christopher Bellew said...

Congratulations. The Connswater Greenway is in the news and for a good reason.

Belfast to host 24 Hour World Championships on the Connswater Community Greenway
16 February 2016
Belfast has won the race to host the 12th IAU 24 Hour World Championships in 2017. The ultra running championships, which are held every two years, will be staged in on the Connswater Community Greenway at Victoria Park in east Belfast on Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2017.

The last race - held in Turin 2015 - attracted 300 of the world’s top competitors from 45 nations.

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), which administers the long-distance running wing of the sport for the IAAF, made the announcement at its Executive Council meeting in Monaco, following what it described as “a good competition.”

“It is with great pleasure that I can confirm that Belfast has been allocated the organisation of the 2017 24 Hour World Championships,” said Dirk Strumane, IAU President.

“Belfast presented us with a convincing, well-structured and strongly supported bid and we are looking forward to a fruitful and constructive co-operation.”
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