About the project
The Foyle Bridge is located in Derry, Northern Ireland crossing the River Foyle providing a link between the city centre to the waterside. The central cantilever of this structure is the longest in the country at 234m and the whole suspended structure including the approach spans is also the longest in Ireland at 866m.
Work on this bridge began in 1980 and it was opened in October 1984, with Cleveland Bridge playing a key role. The seven approach spans on the east bank are of prestressed concrete box construction with the three main river spans of steel box construction.