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Craigavon Bridge

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Craigavon Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Craigavon Bridge, Londonderry - Geograph - 335428.jpg
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Location
Derry
County
Londonderry
Highway Authority
DfI Roads
Opening Date
1933
Cost
£255,500
Additional Information
List No:  HB01/19/095  (Cat B+)
Bridge Type:  Truss Bridge
Max Span:  40m (131 ft 3 in)
Engineer:  Mott, Hay & Anderson
On road(s)
A2

The Craigavon Bridge is a bridge in Derry, Northern Ireland, that crosses the A2 Coast Road over the River Foyle, and connects the historic city in the west to the waterside development in the east. It opened in 1933, replacing an earlier bridge. Until the opening of the Foyle Bridge in 1984, this was the only crossing of the Foyle downstream of Strabane / Lifford.

The crossing was originally opened as a two level bridge. The bottom layer was used for the winch transfer of rail wagons and had mixed gauge track, 5ft 3ins (Irish gauge), and 3ft 0ins (Narrow gauge). This track was removed in 1966 as there were no longer any rail connections on the west bank and the narrow gauge line had disappeared. The lower deck was reopened for road traffic in 1968.




Craigavon Bridge
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Craigavon Bridge, Londonderry - Geograph - 335428.jpgFoyle Road, Derry - Londonderry (C) Kenneth Allen - Geograph - 2795542.jpgA2 Derry.jpgA2 Craigavon Bridge 2.jpgA2 Craigavon Bridge 5.jpg
Crossings of the River Foyle
Crossings of the Foyle
Lifford Bridge • Craigavon Bridge • Foyle Bridge


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