Discover Derry's iconic Peace Bridge, a stunning symbol of unity connecting the city's two sides across the River Foyle - this architectural marvel offers a peaceful stroll with breathtaking views.
The Peace Bridge, an iconic structure spanning the River Foyle in County Derry/Londonderry, is a testament to architectural brilliance. Designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who originates from Valencia, Spain; this stunning footbridge stands as a symbol of unity and peace in the historic city.
“Better to build a bridge, than a wall.” – Elton John
Opened in 2011, the bridge’s unique, elegant design includes two intertwining paths, representing the coming together of communities. It spans 235 meters and has become an integral part of the city’s landscape, connecting the vibrant Ebrington Square with the city centre. The construction of the bridge not only enhances accessibility but also provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area, making it a beloved landmark for both locals and visitors.
As you stroll across this architectural marvel, you’re not just crossing a river; you’re traversing history, culture, and the promise of a shared future in this diverse and dynamic city.
Did you know?
The Peace Bridge is 235m (L) and spans across the River Foyle, connecting Ebrington Square to the City Centre.
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