The Peace Bridge is a foot an cycle bridge over the River Foyle it is between the Craigavon Bridge to the south and the Foyle Bridge to the north. It runs from the Quay cycle and walkway next to the Guildhall on the city side to Ebrington Square on the Waterside. It is part of a Foot and Cycle network that runs on both sides of the Foyle and is popular with locals for getting their daily exercise.
It was opened on 25th June 2011 by EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, along with First & Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson & Martin McGuiness and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny. It was funded by the Department for Social Development, the Department of the Environment, Community, Local Government & the SEUPB Peace III programme and cost £14 million.
It was designed by AECOM and Wilkinson Eyre Architects and symbolises a coming together of the mainly Unionist Waterside and mainly Republican Cityside. It has now become a symbol of Derry with its design being used in local graphics including the logo for Visit Derry. It is also popular with tourists, a photo in front of the Peace Bridge is now standard for visitors to the city.