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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Dublin attractions like Ha'penny Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Make sure you get your photos taken of the picture perfect Ha'penny Bridge. It is not ADA but it is original and beautiful. Perfect for your Dublin snapshots! 
  • Pretty bridge with history. Brought our 4 children to Dublin for a few days and entertained them while walking the city by noting the bridges. 
  • This footbridge is always very busy. Very nice walk with the sunset light that illuminates the buildings that overlook the river.
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  • Where: Ha'penny Bridge - Dublin What: A pedestrian bridge in Dublin How was it: It was nice to visit. There's actually some nice history behind it. The bridge is known as Ha'penny or Liffey bridge. Prior to its erection, there were ferries going across the river, then came the bridge. There used a fee to cross and turnstiles at both ends. Apparently this caused an outrage with the city and it all came to an end. The bridge itself stands out from the traditional concrete ones. Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yes, check it out and cross it freely !
  • Iconic Dublin landmark. An old pedestrian toll bridge. Altered quite a bit in its last restoration especially at the ends where there used to be railed off areas for the toll keepers. A handy crossing point from Templebar to the city centre shopping area west of O'Connell Street, around Henry Street.
  • Very useful for getting from the North Side of Dublin to the South Side, or vice versa. Tourists can cause some delays. Frequented spot for group photos, but best to ignore these if trying to get somewhere.
  • Great views of the city especially in the evening. Its on the way to several restaurants so walk on this and work up an appetite first
  • It's a very useful bridge, does its just really well, highly recommend it since they removed the half a penny charge to cross