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Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Dublin attractions like Ha'penny Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a lovely bridge spanning the River Liffey. Sadly during our visit it was festooned with banners for the local soccer team so I didn't even bother taking photos of it. Its such a gorgeous archi...  read more »
  • Take a walk down the Quay and absorb some of the quaint beauty of this place. I am not sure how I feel about people tossing keys into the river following the placement of Locks of Love on the bridge b...  read more »
  • Take a walk out onto all of these bridges to see the riverside buildings. It was a nice day for me and you can walk across and back in ten minutes or so. 
  • This Dublin landmark is a historical anomaly as it's cheaper now than it was when it was created. The Ha'penny bridge was originally a pedestrian toll bridge with the price of 1/2 a penny to cross (hence the name). It's a beautiful historic bridge linking the South of Dublin to the North by crossing over the river Liffey. Since it's in a high traffic, high touristy area of Dublin be aware of your surroundings as pick pockets and beggars can be in abundance. *as a person with disabled family members I feel the need to disclose that this is not at all a wheelchair accessible bridge. Should you need a wheelchair accessible way to cross the river Liffey the nearby bridge over O'Connell street is the way to go.
  • This is the first bridge to cross the river liffey. Officially called the liffey bridge, everyone calls it the halfpenny bridge, as it used to cost a half penny to cross the river. As a Dubliner, it is a historic view that reminds me of Dublin and home.
  • First off its a bridge. Does it work? Yes. Now how is it as an experience? Well, it's not particularly dangerous during the day, but it is utterly jammed and of course it's covered in begging drug addicts. The fact that it's jammed is what keeps it safe. At night.... Well it's not jammed... And still covered in drug addicts. So. You know. Less safe. Overall the cops make sure the tourists are safe, but... If I have to review a bridge it has to be noted this one is most notable as a squat for homeless drug addicts than for its architectural style.
  • The most famous bridge in Dublin city and the main pedestrian route across the Liffey. It is called the Ha'Penny because it use to cost 1 and a half pence to cross it. It is a busy bridge so expect it to be crowded during most of the day, it is not the ideal location for picture taking but if you're lucky you can squeeze in a nice shot of the city before you get to the other side.
  • It's a pedestrian bridge crossing the river Liffey. Name derived from the fact that you used to pay a half-penny to cross the river via this brudge.
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