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Craigavon Bridge

Address: Carlisle Circus and Spencer Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-7126-7284
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Ranked #24 of 104 Attractions in Derry
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great bridge, what more can I say? If you want to get across the river without getting wet this is the way to do it. And you get a choice of wheter to walk on the upper or the lower deck. There are even steps at one end so you can walk to the Waterside on the upper deck and... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of the 3 links from Cityside to Waterside. if you visit Derry then you have to see the bridge. Great at this time of year with the Christmas lights and the reflection in the river at night.

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I suppose I felt I had to write a review just because I've driven over it a couple of times, but other than that there really isn't much to say about it. It's rather a dull looking bridge as bridges go, but then I have been spoilt by the magnificence and splendour of the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
173 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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