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New Barrakka lift may feature reminder of old

One small reminder of the old Barrakka lift may yet feature in the new lift, currently under construction.

A signboard to the old lift, believed to have been installed just after the war near the Customs House, is being restored by Heritage Malta at its restoration centre in Bighi.

The sign, which people could see during the Bighi open day on Sunday, reads Barrakka Lifts The quickest way to the city.

It suffered weathering and years of grime until it was removed some years after the old lift was itself dismantled in 1983.

The new lift is due to be completed by the end of this year. The work is currently focused on the bridge from the lift shaft to the Upper Barrakka and installation of equipment.

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