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Craigavon Bridge

Carlisle Circus and Spencer Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #24 of 102 Attractions in Derry
Type: Bridges
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Apart from its history, I dont see anything to spectatular about this bridge. It has two levels and is used to connect one side of the city with the other. Apart from that it is just a pretty standard old looking bridge.

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Dublin, Ireland
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48 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A bridge has spanned this spot of the River Foyle since 1790. This particular bridge wasn't completed until 1933 and at the time, it was Ireland's only double-decker structure. And there were few bridges like it - anywhere in Europe - that carried a railway line on the lower deck while the top deck catered for cars and lorries. It's... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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144 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Opened in 1933 this is an almost unique double deck structure and reminds one of the one over the Tyne in Newcastle. Originally motor traffic ran on the top deck and rail traffic on the dark deck below, but this was soon converted to motor traffic too. It is worth not just walking across, but standing back and admiring the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have to agree with previous reviewers on the effectiveness of the Craigavon Bridge. It excellently connects two banks of the River Foyle and facilitates traffic crossing. Drier than swimming, cheaper than flying, this impressive double decked piece of civil engineering is as much cultural landmark as it is vital infrastructure. Resplendently bedecked in a particularly fetching shade of retro... More

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Joins one side of the river to the other. Double deck structure, which may have been unique at the time. Probably has more history connected with the recent troubles than any great historical significance. Useful if you need to cross the river.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Its a Double Decker, half expect Gene Hackman to come running along. Use the bottom no one else does. Both levels go both ways. Its quite an old bridge too.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

What can I say? It's a double deck bridge which facilitates the passage of pedestrians and vehicles from one side of the Foyle to the other. Where would be without it? Well, in a boat probably. It seems very nice. Oh, and it's free. And if you're on the bottom deck and your car is suitably equipped, it makes your... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

regular user of this bridge and it is a great and classic bridge and is historic in it own way. look at the lights and see the city coat of arms.

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Northern Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

As i said we drive over it every day and just take it for granted and its a great way to cross the river

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

There are three bridges in Derry, and the Craigavon Bridge is furthest south. It connects the Bogside, with the Waterside. The other two are, the newly opened Peace Bridge, and the Foyle Bridge. The Blue bridge is the only double-decker in Ireland, and it was built in the '20's. it is named after Lord Craigavon, the first prime Minister of... More

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