Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

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A charming Georgian Era pedestrian bridge, Ha'penny Bridge offers a restful and historical route across the Liffey River. Opened in 1816 to replace the dangerous ferries that operated in the same spot, the bridge is one of the first cast-iron bridges to be constructed in the world. The official name of the bridge is "The Liffey," but you'll hear it referred to as the "ha'penny" due to the toll that was long charged to make a crossing. Come and walk the artfully refurbished bridge and admire the ornamental rail work. Stop in the middle and look both ways along the river, day or night, for a lesser-seen view of Dublin. Take the guesswork out of planning a Dublin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Nice little bridge leading to temple bar and shopping centre on the opposite side. Very busy with pedestrians but lots of homeless people around and begging on the bridge. Didn’t really appeal to me.  more »
  • We had spent some time exploring the Temple Bar neighbourhood and then we made our way down to take a look at the River Liffey. Whilst there, we strolled across the Ha’penny Bridge to take in the sigh...  more »
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  • This is one of my favourite places in Dublin. It's a beautiful old bridge that has beautiful parts of Dublin on either side of it. I suggest exploring temple bar in particular, although the pints are costly, the atmosphere is wonderful.
  • Lovely bridge which if it had eyes to see and mouth to speak could share a lot about Irish culture. It has stood the test of time and embraced the cold, easter rising and all. A magnificent bridge which dates back to early centuries. Worth to walk through
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