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“Hope I havn't got them mixed up.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Craigavon Bridge

Craigavon Bridge
Ranked #34 of 134 things to do in Derry
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Hope I havn't got them mixed up.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2013
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Never sure if people are serious about this!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2013
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“travel to city”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2013
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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“Well to us locals it is just a bridge”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited April 2013
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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610 reviews
296 attraction reviews
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“The Blue Bridge, as the locals call it.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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