Foyle Bridge

A gleaming testimony to the growth of the City

One of the most important infrastructure developments for the city in recent history, Foyle Bridge was financed principally from European funds.

The location was chosen downstream , north of the city, near the site of the famous ’boom’ built across the river during the Siege of Derry in 1689.

The main structural elements of the bridge were fabricated in the shipyards of Harland and Wolff in Belfast Harbour and floated on gigantic barges around the coast to their final destination. When in opened in 1984 the Foyle Bridge was the longest in Ireland.

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