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