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“The Blue Bridge, as the locals call it.”
Review of Craigavon Bridge

Craigavon Bridge
Ranked #34 of 140 things to do in Derry
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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 Northern Ireland, and it spans the River Foyle.

The Lower deck used to be just for trains, but that ceased in the '60's. At one end, you have the "Hands Across the Divide" sculpture, and at the other end, you have the train station. It is a massive structure, and every time I cross it, on the lower deck, it reminds me of the "Brooklyn Bridge", in New York, only on a smaller scale. It is also open to pedestrians, but only on the upper deck. If you want to visit, park the car in the Train Station car park, which is free, and stroll across it on foot. Give yourself about an hour, to take it all in.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

its a bridge, hey what can you say about it? If it wasnt there would be hard to get across the river, So yeah ok its a nice bridge (is that enough characters used)

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Sure what more could you ask for?! Occasionally on the top deck there is the opportunity to splash a pedestrian. Everyone is a winner!

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Unusual as it is a double decker bridge. Unless bridges are your thing then it isn't all that exciting. The muddy waters of the Foyle aren't a great view.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

i live here and look at it everyday but i do no that it is one of the only double bridges in euroupe it is a lovely sight and part of our history

Thank kelly s
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