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Review of Craigavon Bridge

Craigavon Bridge
Ranked #40 of 142 things to do in Derry
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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 headlights come on automatically. Sweet.

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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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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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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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