"Ha'penny Bridge" Ha'penny Bridge Tip by Ines28

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin: 59 reviews and 93 photos

  Ha'penny Bridge
by Ines28

This bridge is one of Dublin's most famous attractions. It connects the Temple Bar Quarter with the Liffey Street at the northern bank of the river. Thousands of people use this bridge, it is only for pedestrians. Built by John Windsor, an English steel constructor and opened in 1816, the name of the bridge was originally Wellington Bridge as an honor to the Duke of Wellington. Nowadays it is known under the name Liffey Bridge, but the popular nickname is Ha'penny Bridge, as every person had to pay half a penny to cross it until 1919. It has been recently restored and decorated with nostalgic street lanterns.

Address: The Quays
Directions: Head to Connell Street
Website: http://www.bridgesofdublin.ie/bridges/hapenny-bridge

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 13, 2004
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