Citizens barred from bridge due to Peace One Day lockdown

CITIZENS of Londonderry will be barred from using the city’s iconic Peace Bridge for 24 hours this week due to a lockdown being in place for the Peace One Day concert featuring Pixie Lott, Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, The Guillemots and The Wonder Villains.

The PSNI have advised pedestrians the Peace Bridge in Londonderry will be closed between 6.30am on Thursday, June 21 and 6.30am on Friday, June 22 due to arrangements for the Peace One Day concert.

A spokesperson said: “The Peace Bridge will only open to concert ticket holders for access to the event from the city side at 5.30pm on Thursday, June 21.

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“Please also advise motorists that traffic delays will be expected around the Ebrington Square site in the Waterside on Thursday, June 21 from 5.30pm. “Those travelling to the concert by car are advised to use car parks in the city centre. St Columb’s Road and Browning Drive will be closed to traffic from 6.30am on Thursday, June 21 to 6.30am on Friday June 22.”

The concert will feature video statements from international figures including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, artist Yoko Ono and Chairperson of the African Union Jean Ping and will culminate in a spectacular pyrotechnic display from a barge on the River Foyle.

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