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Titanic Quarter head calls for River Lagan road bridge

Titanic Quarter CEO David Gavaghan Image copyright other
Image caption Titanic Quarter head David Gavaghan said it was time to build a new bridge

A bridge should be built across the River Lagan in Belfast to help people drive from the city centre to Titanic Quarter, its chief executive has said.

One of Europe's largest waterfront redevelopments, Titanic Quarter is on 185 acres of former shipbuilding land.

David Gavaghan said it had been almost 50 years since a road bridge had been constructed across the river.

"I think the Lagan creates a mental barrier, and a road bridge would be a dramatic change," he said.

"This city hasn't had a new road bridge since 1965, and I think it's time we started to build ourselves the new foundation stones of how we create a central attraction for the whole of Belfast."

You can hear the interview in full on BBC Radio Ulster's Inside Business programme at 13:30 GMT on Sunday.

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