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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  • Classic footbridge were it not for the story and the name would leave indifferent, deserves just a step
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  • A bridge a little overrated. Nice aesthetically, romantic maybe for the many couples who will attack the chain, a sign of their love connection, but it is definitely not a bridge to be remembered as a real attraction. It is still the most important bridge and crossed Dublin. Called "half penny bridge" because when it was built, the passers-by who wanted to cross it were forced to pay a toll of half a penny.
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  • Bridge over the River Liffey. Its name comes from that in ancient times charged half penny to cross it. It is in the Temple Bar area. Very busy.
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  • It certainly stands out among the other bridges in the area. It's a foot bridge that connects you to the centre on both sides. Bright white so lovely for photos with friends or a loved one and of course the sights from left to right are stunning. At night time the water is very reflective and towards the summer I can only imagine that you would be happy to spend an hour gazing into the views.
  • Beautiful bridge with so many years of history. Beautiful details and very well preserved. Enjoyed crossing it many times during our visit. #dominicansexploringtheworld
  • Beautiful foot bridge that links the central downtown core to the Temple district where you will find great restaurants and pubs every 5 feet, of every kind also a couple of fantastic hamburger places. Night time comes alive, and the bridge is a spectacular photo opportunity at night.
  • Beautiful bridge in the heart of the city, links the temple bar area of the city on the south-side with a the bustling shopping district of the north-side. Standing in the middle of the bridge on a summers evening shows off the beauty of Dublin at sunset. The bridge is frequented regularly by homeless people but don’t let that put you off. It was given a new lease of life a number of years ago, stripped and repainted. Its such a shame people are attaching locks to the bridge because it’s is causing rust to form. But over all one of the more prettier bridges along the River Liffey.
  • The halfpenny Bridge is situated in the heart of Dublin it's one of the oldest Bridges in Ireland the architect is fantastic one side you have Henry Street the other side walk 5 minutes and you have Grafton Street lots to see
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