Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge “a very interesting idea”
Work is under way "by a range of government officials" to look at the idea of building a Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge, Number 10 has said
Boris Johnson has previously described the bridge as a “very interesting idea”, while Ireland’s premier Leo Varadkar has said it was “worth examining”.
Two routes have previously been considered- from Portpatrick to Larne or near Campbeltown to the Antrim coast.
The Portpatrick route would be more than 20 miles across the Irish Sea.
The prime minister’s spokesperson said: “The prime minister has said it would have some merit – as a result you would expect government to be looking into it. Work is under way by a range of government officials.”
There could be a considerable price tag attached to the building of the bridge, with some experts advising £15billion, but others believe £20billion would be closer to the final amount.