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Bridge work restarts after row

Work was halted as residents blocked the road with their cars

Work on a £13.3m footbridge across the River Foyle has restarted after it was halted by protestors.

Construction had been due to start at Browning Drive on Monday, but residents blocked the road with their cars.

Urban regeneration company Ilex, which is responsible for the project, has said a compromise has been reached.

Ilex's chief executive, Aideen McGinley, said they had agreed to use an alternative route to access the construction site.

"I hope that we have established good communication with the community on a regular basis.

"We have offered a liaison meeting every month, so that we make sure that issues in terms of understanding of where we are with the project won't arise again," said Mrs McGinley.

Resident Dennis Jackson said it was "unfortunate" that locals felt they had been forced to take action.

"They have ample space on the Ebrington Barracks site, which is 26 acres wide," he added.

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