A bridge-building project is nearing completion after the 60-tonne structure was lifted into place over the weekend.
The Sam Thompson Bridge over the Connswater River in east Belfast was set in place at about 11.15pm on Saturday by what has been described by those behind the scheme as “one of Europe’s largest cranes” .
It is part of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway project, which is ultimately supposed to create a network of pedestrian paths leading from the Castlereagh Hills to Belfast Lough.
However, although the new bridge has been put in place in Victoria Park, it is not yet open to the public.
Heather Chesney from the Greenway project said that it will take until the end of the year, or perhaps early 2014, for handrails and lights to be installed, at which time it will be open to cross.
Its lighting system will allow it to be illuminated in different colours.
The steel bridge, which itself cost around half-a-million pounds, is named after trade unionist and playwright Sam Thompson.