Research into abandoned Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge link cost nearly £900,000


 

An investigation into the possibility of building a bridge linking Scotland with Northern Ireland cost the taxpayer almost £900,000, the department for transport (DfT) has admitted. Prime Minister Boris Johnson commissioned a study into the feasibility of connecting mainland UK with Northern Ireland, either by bridge or via a tunnel. Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy led the investigation, which found that a bridge would cost £335bn and a tunnel would come in at around £209bn. Part of the problem […]