Due to the Depepartment for Infrastructure’s decision to demolish the Moylin bridge, a local school principal has spoken of the increased danger school children now face.
BBC NI are reporting on the increased danger pupils face after the Department for Instrastructure demolished the Moylin bride in March 2023.
As reported here in February, the department has neither a plan nor a budget to replace the bridge.
Paddy Mallon, the principal of St Anthony’s, told BBC News NI: “Every Monday and Wednesday around half our school, so about 350 pupils, would have used the bridge to get to the leisure centre to swim. They could’ve nearly cycled there on their own and we encouraged it because they would be doing that at the weekends,” Mr Mallon added.
The school has now stopped pupils cycling to the leisure centre.