image source, image caption Some experts have estimated a bridge could cost £ 20 billion
Plans to build a bridge or tunnel between Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland 'Scotland have been "put to bed ", Northern Ireland said the Minister for Infrastructure.
Nichola Mallon said she was delighted to hear Confirmation plans had been scrapped.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been a strong supporter of the fixed link.
The governmentBritain had commissioned a feasibility study to examine whether the infrastructure project was possible.
The Financial Times reported on Monday that the plans, estimated at at least £ 15 billion, had been scrapped due to limits on public spending by the Treasury.
Speaking at a meeting of Stormont's infrastructure committee, Ms Mallon said: "I am delighted whether we have had confirmation that the distraction of a £ 20 billion fixed bridge, or three tunnels and a roundabout under the sea, has finally been resolved.
"We all know around this table what we could do for infrastructure and for our communities with £ 20 billion.
image source, Mike Faherty image caption Larne has been suggested as one end of the huge construction project
Ms Mallon said the government didn 't had yet to release the necessary funds for a series of infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland that he had pledged to support in the New Decade, New Approach agreement that restored power sharing in 2020.
"It was Boris Johnson who wanted the terminology to 'turbocharge our infrastructure ' in New Decade, New Approach and I continue to make commitments with their ministerial counterparts in the UK government to push them to honor that commitment.
She added: "I will continue to do what I can to secure the funding that has been promised.