"The river Liffey" Other things to do Tip by elcolibri

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The river Liffey separates Dublin in two parts The North and the South sides with different characteristics. Dublin has a fair selection of bridges along the length of the river. The most easterly bridge is until nowadays the East Link Bridge and the most westerly the Heuston Bridge. Until the later end of the twentieth century the last bridge was Butt Bridge at the Custom House allowing ships access to the quays. In recent years the addition of the fixed Memorial Bridge and the opening toll bridge in the docklands has helped close the river off to all but small river craft. The bridges west to east and date of built are:
• Sean Heuston Bridge (1888)
• Frank Sherwin Bridge (1982)
• Roy O'More Bridge (1863)
• James Joyce Bridge (2003)
• Mellowes Bridge (1768)
• Fr. Mathew Bridge (1818)
• O'Donovan Rossa Bridge (1816)
• Grattan Bridge (1875)
• Millenium Bridge (1999)
• Ha'penny Bridge (1816)
• O'Connell Bridge (1880)
• Butt Bridge (1932)
• Talbot Memorial Bridge (1978)
• Eastlink Bridge (1984)
There are at least twenty quays, the most important includes:
• Custom House Quay
• Bachelor's Walk
• Sir John Rogerson's Quay
• Eden Quay
• Merchant's Quay

Address: Dublin

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  • Updated May 26, 2005
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