Plans for linking the UK and Northern Ireland took a stop forward as it is expected that a UK government review will give the green light for the next step in the feasibility study. The link is being driven by the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, as it offers a solution to many Post-Brexit trade issues in the region.
Whether the link would be via a bridge or an underwater tunnel is still being evaluated. The main drawback to the bridge option is that bad weather could close it for several months of the year. The principal obstacle to the tunnel option is that World War Two munitions and other radioactive waste has been disposed of in Beaufort’s Dyke in the Irish Sea, which would make tunnelling hazardous. This issue also poses a threat to the bridge office.
We look forward to further developments.
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