Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi

Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi (must see)

The Bridge of Peace is an arched pedestrian bridge located in Tbilisi. It is made of steel and glass and is adorned with numerous LEDs, which create an illuminating effect. The bridge spans the Kura River and connects Rike Park to the Old Town.

Tbilisi City Hall built a 150-meter bridge (490 ft) to connect the old and new districts. It opened on May 6, 2010, providing scenic views of the Kura River, Metekhi Church, Vakhtang Gorgasali statue, and Narikala Fortress on one side. On the other side, you can see Baratashvili Bridge and the Ceremonial Palace of Georgia.

The bridge's design was conceptualized by Michele De Lucchi, an Italian architect who also designed the Ceremonial Palace of Georgia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs buildings in Tbilisi. The lighting design was crafted by Philippe Martinaud, a renowned French lighting designer.

The bridge's unique design resembles that of a marine creature. It features a curvaceous steel and glass canopy that sparkles with an interactive light display at night, thanks to thousands of white LEDs. The roof is equipped with 1,208 custom LED fixtures. The glass panels along the handrail, which extend throughout the entire length of the walkway, contain embedded linear low-power LED arrays.

Since its inauguration in 2010, the bridge has become a vital crossing for pedestrians, a popular tourist attraction, and an iconic symbol of the capital.

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Bridge of Peace on Map

Sight Name: Bridge of Peace
Sight Location: Tbilisi, Georgia (See walking tours in Tbilisi)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Tbilisi, Georgia

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