Peace Bridge vandalised again

The Peace Bridge, Derry. (DER3413PG003)
The Peace Bridge, Derry. (DER3413PG003)
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Derry’s iconic Peace Bridge has been vandalised once again.

In the early hours of Monday morning (26th May) a glass panel was smashed.

Ilex urban regeneration company has expressed serious concern over the incident.

Ilex’s Paul Doherty said, “We are extremely disappointed that individuals have, once again, vandalised the Peace Bridge. In the early hours of May 26th one of the protective glass panels overlooking the railway line was deliberately smashed.

“While the reinforced glass panels are shatter resistant, they are not designed to withstand deliberate physical force.

“The Peace Bridge will soon celebrate its third birthday and in that short space of time, it has become a key part of city life.

“We urge all users of the Peace Bridge to respect it as a shared public space and to ensure pedestrians and cyclists can enjoy it.”

The Peace Bridge has won countless awards for it’s design including a Waterways Renaissance Award for design and construction and an Achieving Excellence award from the Construction Employers Federation.