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Choose the Name for the Bridge at Springfield Dam

Springfield Park (also know as Springfield Dam) is a key location along the new 12-kilometre route of the Forth Meadow Community Greenway, which stretches from Clarendon Park in North Belfast through West Belfast to the new transport hub in the city.  The greenway will create new shared pathways connecting parks and open spaces along its route.  Belfast City Council is able to deliver this project thanks to funding support from the EU’s PEACE IV Programme and the Department for Communities.

The redeveloped Springfield Park opened to the public in December 2020 following £1.2m of investment.  This included new walking and cycling pathways, creation of a new event space, an outdoor classroom for schools and community groups, viewing platforms and additional lighting and planting.  The installation of a new bridge, across the Dam, was also a key enhancement at the site.

Belfast City Council would now like your help to name the new bridge.

Over the past few months, they have been gathering suggested names from members of the public.  Suggestions were invited via posters in Springfield Park, an article in City Matters, drop-in sessions at the site, social media and through our stakeholder list of local groups and networks.  A cross-community naming panel, involving local community representatives, agreed a short list of potential names for the bridge, which would then go to a public vote.

The names shortlisted are:

  • The Cotty Bridge
  • The Foundry Bridge
  • The Seven Cygnets Bridge
  • The Spring Bridge


They would like your help to choose which of these names should be selected for the new ridge at Springfield Dam.

Please complete the short survey and vote for your preferred name!

The results from the survey will be used to select the preferred new name for the bridge.

To find out more about Forth Meadow Community Greenway, visit: link) .

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