The Peace Bridge
This is well worth a three minute walk from our front door.
Officially launched on 25 June 2011, Ilex built and manages the Peace Bridge as part of Derry~Londonderry’s regeneration programme. Funded by the European Union’s PEACE III programme (Shared Space Initiative), the £14.5m Peace Bridge has become an iconic structure for the city, connecting the two sides of the River Foyle.
Three years since its launch, the bridge has been embraced by citizens and has radically changed the way people perceive the city. With over three million crossings to date, the Peace Bridge has become a focal point in city activities and events, including the New Year celebrations and launch of City of Culture year, the gateway and back drop to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the stage for Lumière installations and several charity events such as Brides across the Bridge.