Bridges in Dublin

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Bridges in Dublin

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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,588 contributions
    This pedestrian bridge across the River Liffey has stood the test of time. Its simple and functional design enables Dubliners and visitors an easy and safe option to cross the river.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,588 contributions
    There are numerous bridges that cross the River Liffey and this is one of the more aesthetically pleasing designs. Its cable arch shape resembles a harp which is somewhat appropriate. The bridge is relatively modern and is elegant.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania9,913 contributions
    If you will look it up on the web you shall find the following , and I quote:
    "O'Connell Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, and joining O'Connell Street to D'Olier Street, Westmoreland Street and the south quays."
    Nonetheless it is one of Dublin's landmarks , not just a bridge as one could be thinking of in a simple way.
    Originally built in the late 1700 ... rebuilt an refurbished ever since whenever needed and its name got changed in 1882 once the statue of Daniel O'Connell got unveiled at one end of the bridge.
    Nowadays is a genuine landmark of the city ... not necessarily a must see, however if you are in the area it is definitely worth a few minutes and a few pics.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia15,863 contributions
    A pedestrianised bridge that is nothing flash, just a convenient way to get across the river, from temple bar, a nice from there up to Henry st.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    Nice concept and a relative simple design but nothing outstanding. It’s a good and cycling bridge only. Worth a quick look I suppose.
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • IDoLoveFood
    Belgium667 contributions
    This flat bridge will lead pedestrians, cyclists and motorized vehicles from one side of the Liffey to the other. The decoration gives away its age, but nevertheless this one of the busiest bridges in Dblin
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,594 contributions
    Thursday 4th August and we walked across this bridge which spans the River Liffey for 48 metres (over 157 feet). It joins Marlborough Street on one side of the River to Hawkins Street on the other.

    The Bridge opened in 2014, it was constructed to carry the Luas (Street Tram). At 26 metres (85 feet) as well as the Luas it only carries public transport, taxis and pedestrians.

    It is named in honour of Rosanna "Rosie" Hackett, who was born in Dublin in 1893 and died there in 1976 aged 83.

    During her life she was a Trade Unionist and co-founder of the Irish Women Workers' Union. She supported the strikers in the Dublin Lockout in 1913. She was also a member of the Irish Citizen Army and was involved in the Easter Rising of 1916.

    It is rather fitting that this bridge bears her name as it is located a short distance from Liberty Hall, the Trade Union Headquarters in Dublin. It is also one of the visible landmarks when looking down the Liffey from the Bridge in the direction of Dublin Port.
    Written 17 October 2022
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  • finglaspete
    Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions
    Not that I am into equations, like a previous reviewer, over the many years I have lived in this fine city I have been across this bridge over and over, it always fascinated me with it's steepness, and bump at the top, a strange experience when driving over it, there is a blind spot as you go over, cars have had head on collisions on this bridge in the past, but now it is one way only, so a little safer than the old days.
    The bridge goes over the railway line between Dublin and Longford, and has a rather charmless Broombridge station nearby, also the Royal canal goes under it too, which is very charming, you may want to incorporate that on your visit to this very unique bridge.
    Written 1 May 2017
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  • Karthik R
    Chennai (Madras), India7,698 contributions
    This is One of the bridges on Liffey river - leading to the Talbot street and the custom house from the Temple Bar side. There are bridges almost every 100m across the Liffey river.
    Written 7 November 2019
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  • Sco
    Aberdeen, UK4,108 contributions
    A sturdy, wide, granite bridge, dealing with traffic and pedestrians. Just next to it you also have a raised railway bridge.
    Written 27 February 2019
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  • Greg
    Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
    Not as large nor impressive as O’Connell Bridge or Samuel Beckett Bridge but still possesses some character. Quite a vivid colour in comparison to the others which makes it more attractive to look at.
    Written 17 April 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    Nothing specular but it is a nice bridge with a small memorial and plaque to Robert Emmet. Worth a look.
    Written 26 March 2020
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  • dgbg100106
    Odenton, MD1,729 contributions
    The first bridge to cross the river Liffey is at this location. There was a norman bridge here, and later a Viking bridge. The bridge in this location has been rebuilt 3 times and then renamed an additional 2 times.

    It is a 3 span masonry bridge now and provides a great crossing and view of the river.
    Written 13 May 2018
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