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Samuel Beckett Bridge

Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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A bridge is a bridge

I walked the bridge to each side of the river. No big deal, except you walk on the left like they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael G
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North Easton, Massachusetts
Great view of Dublin

Happy to live close by, as it is an amazing sight. If you look both ways the view is great with the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
MitchellvanVliet
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Dublin, Ireland
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Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands area. The architect is Santiago Calatrava, a designer of a number of innovative bridges and buildings. This is the second bridge in the area designed by Calatrava, the first being the James Joyce Bridge, which is further upstream to the west. The main span of the Samuel Beckett Bridge is supported by 31 cable stays from a doubly back-stayed single forward arc tubular tapered spar, with decking provided for four traffic and two pedestrian lanes. It is also capable of opening through an angle of 90 degrees allowing ships to pass through. The shape of the spar and its cables evokes an image of a harp lying on its edge. Since opening in 2009 the bridge has quickly become one of Dublin's most photographed landmarks, and become a symbol for the new modern Dublin in the revitalised Docklands area.
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Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked the bridge to each side of the river. No big deal, except you walk on the left like they drive. Its a pretty structure, but I would not go out of my way to see it

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Happy to live close by, as it is an amazing sight. If you look both ways the view is great with the bridge on it. One of the main sights in Dublin.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Magnificent architectural structure spanning the River Liffey as the gateway to the Grand Canal docks.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Design wise, this is one of the most beautiful bridges we have ever seen. It is hard to say whether it looks like a sailboat or like an Irish harp, but none the less the design is just a marvel. The bridge does open, which...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

One of my favourite bridges ever. Very attractive to look at from all angles. It's also a joy to watch when it opens for boats. It looks especially stunning at night. Beautiful engineering marvel.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The huge white arc of the Samual Becket Bridge is impressive. Walking over it you get the opportunity to take pics of both sides including the many ships and boats on the water. Its also great ooportunity to take picture of the stern of the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

As luck would have it, we were staying at a place near the bridge so we had a chance to view it on a daily basis. It is quite an extraordinary structure and a thing of beauty as well. It was designed by Calatrava from...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

First time I have been to a Musical bridge. It is unique and unusual to cross. I did some live videos available on my FB page to share this very first moment. I loved the view over the port and also the city and the...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I somehow remembered London city bridges, some old some new next to each other. This was also remind me the smaller version of the bridge in Boston. I admired from the pier, and far from O'Connell Street and also walked through. It is lovely Bridge....More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We love driving on this bridge. One of the special bridges across the Liffey in Dublin for us. Very different and modern from the rest of the bridges

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Christine M
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Response from DubTwosome | Reviewed this property |
Once you are in the city centre you are very close to it, particularly if you are at O'Connell Bridge, which is the main bridge at O'Connell Street. There are River Liffey Tours but I'm not sure if it they under the Beckett... More
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Grant M
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Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall
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