Bridge of Peace (Tbilisi, Georgia)

September 2018 Issue

Bridge of Peace (Tbilisi, Georgia)


Stretching a distance of nearly 500 feet across Georgia's Mtkvari (Kura) River, the bow-shaped pedestrian bridge shown in our July 2018 “mystery” photo is known as the Bridge of Peace, connecting Old Tbilisi with the capital's new district. Officially opened in May 2010, the bridge is reported to symbolize the country's transition from the past to a better future.

Italian architect Michele de Lucchi's design of the span includes over 1,200 custom LED fixtures that light up not only the bridge but both banks of the river. Four different types of programmed light displays are run every hour throughout the night.

Forty-seven correct answers were submitted this month, and KAREN WAGNER of Monarch Beach, California, won the drawing. We thank Michele Burgess of Huntington Beach, California, for submitting the picture.

Correct answers were submitted by:

Russell Adams, Reading, PA; Donna Amariglio, New York, NY; Mary Attick, Lititz, PA; Shirley Becker, Skokie, IL; Lucyna Boyle, Mesa, AZ; Laurie Campbell, Levittown, NY; Kay Casey, San Francisco, CA; Maria Cueto, Weehawken, NJ; Michael Dixon, Washington, D.C.; Steve Emmet, Encinitas, CA; William Fitzgerald, Torrance, CA; Stanley Gorcik, Buffalo Grove, IL; Susan Greek, Corona, CA; James Hamel, Monroeville, PA; Signe Haugen, San Carlos, CA; Jane & Clyde Holt, Hinesburg, VT; Andrea Jones, San Francisco, CA; Karyn Kandell, Kyoto, Japan; Sarah Kirtland, New York, NY; Robert Kowalczyk, North Dartmouth, MA; William A. Lang, Tucson, AZ; Theodore Liebersfeld, Boynton Beach, FL; René Mutchler, Port Lavaca, TX; Phyllis Niemela, Gold Canyon, AZ; Earl K. Mack, San Ramon, CA; David J. Patten, St. Petersburg, FL; Donna Peterson, Patch Grove, WI; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Robyn E. Rishe, Monterey Park, CA; Marcia Ritter, St. Louis, MO; Jocelyn L. Ross, Cherry Hill, NJ; Pamela Ross, Louisville, KY; Eileen Schattner, Alhambra, CA; Ed Schlenk, Marshalltown, IA; Mary Schmidt, Fairfax, VA; James P. Sibley, Houston, TX; Christina Skinner, Lawrenceville, GA; Judy Spielman, Philadelphia, PA; Janet & Don Steig, South Orange, NJ; John Stern, Los Angeles, CA; Lina Treleaven, Pinellas Park, FL; Charles Twine, Durham, NC; Jonathan van Bilsen, Port Perry, ON, Canada; WINNER: Karen Wagner, Monarch Beach, CA; John Williamson, Beavercreek, OH; James Wolfe, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Margaret J. Zimmerman, Austin, TX.
Bridge of Peace (Tbilisi, Georgia)