About Sights – The Bridge of Peace

The Bridge of Peace (Georgian: მშვიდობის ხიდი) is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.

The 150 metre (490 ft) bridge was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened on May 6, 2010.

The wavy steel and glass canopy is fitted with thousands of LED lights that are switched on 90 minutes before sunset, illuminating the Mtkvari River and the buildings on both banks.

The structure of the bridge was built in Italy and transported to Tbilisi in 200 trucks while the lighting was installed on site.

The bridge also crosses a busy road

The Bridge of Peace is a stunning design as well as a convenient crossing between the newly constructed Rike Park and the Old Town. It also provides superb views of the city.

View of the Presidential Palace and Sameba Cathedral from the bridge

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7 Responses to “About Sights – The Bridge of Peace”
  1. That is so cool! So much history and yet so much on the cutting edge of modern design and beauty!!!

  2. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    That first picture looks so pretty and peaceful. That is a beautiful bridge! hugs

    • Bassas Blog says:

      It was a bold move to put such a modern bridge there. The Old Town, with all of its historic buildings is directly opposite it. I feared it might be too modern, given the historic surroundings but it fits well – an amazing blend of past and future.

  3. Jodi Stone says:

    I bet it’s stunning at night! And looks very modern compared to some of the other sites I’ve seen thru Bassa’s eyes. ;-)

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