Rope bridge re-opens following ‘vile’ attack

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Rope bridge re-opens following ‘vile’ attack thumbnailStructural engineers assessing the damage after Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was vandalised. The tourist attraction has since re-opened to the public

QUICK-THINKING staff based at Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge helped avoid a potentially serious incident after the structure was targeted by vandals.
The popular tourist attraction, which connects two cliffs at Ballintoy, had its ropes severed sometime last Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
The National Trust claimed the damage caused during the "mindless" attack could have had "very serious consequences" had it gone undetected.
Max Bryant, the North Coast General Manager, said the discovery was "disappointing" not only for hundreds of visitors but the local economy too.
Originally, the National Trust said the world famous bridge could be closed for up to a week, however it was open again to the public on Thursday.


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