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PEACE BRIDGE, Derry/Londonderry


Building Name: PEACE BRIDGE
Building Type: TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE - BRIDGE
Architect: WILKINSON EYRE ARCHITECTS
Architect Website: www.wilkinsoneyre.com
Town: DERRY
Year of Completion: 2011
County: DERRY/LONDONDERRY
Collection: Architecture
Country: United Kingdom
After winning a contractor-led design competition, Wilkinson Eyre Architects was commissioned to design a 235m long cycle/footbridge across the River Foyle in Derry~Londonderry. Linking former army barracks with the historic city centre across the water, the bridge has an S-shaped alignment which resolves two skewed axes at each abutment and responds to views up and down the river. Funded by EU PEACE III monies, the bridge is conceived as a pair of self-anchored suspension bridges which overlap visually and structurally at the middle of the river in a symbolic demonstration of unity and concord. An array of filigree hangers support one edge of the bridge deck from catenary cables which are themselves supported at high level from raking masts. The fluid lines of the composition frame views of the historic city and provide a contextual landmark for future generations.
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Building Name:	PEACE BRIDGE	<br />
Building Type: TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE - BRIDGE<br />
Architect: WILKINSON EYRE ARCHITECTS	<br />
Architect Website: www.wilkinsoneyre.com<br />
Town:	DERRY	<br />
Year of Completion: 2011<br />
County:	DERRY/LONDONDERRY	<br />
Collection: Architecture<br />
Country: United Kingdom	<br />
After winning a contractor-led design competition, Wilkinson Eyre Architects was commissioned to design a 235m long cycle/footbridge across the River Foyle in Derry~Londonderry. Linking former army barracks with the historic city centre across the water, the bridge has an S-shaped alignment which resolves two skewed axes at each abutment and responds to views up and down the river. Funded by EU PEACE III monies, the bridge is conceived as a pair of self-anchored suspension bridges which overlap visually and structurally at the middle of the river in a symbolic demonstration of unity and concord. An array of filigree hangers support one edge of the bridge deck from catenary cables which are themselves supported at high level from raking masts. The fluid lines of the composition frame views of the historic city and provide a contextual landmark for future generations.<br />
Suspension Bridges, Peace Bridge Derry, Peace Bridge Lonodonderry, Peace bridge Image Series, Transport Structure, Architectural photography, Transport Structures, Architecture photography, River Foyle, Bridge, Bridges,	Eu,Peace III, Europe Landmark, Riverbank, S Shape, Walking, Derry City, Walkway, Cityscape, Londonderry, Civil Engineering, Footbridge, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Cycle Bridge