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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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  • It's in the center of Dublin, so if you're there, it's nice to see. I wouldn't make a special trip there or anything.  more »
  • We walked across on the way to Croke Park and added our little lovelock. Definitely worth visiting and enjoying the view.  more »
  • Good for photos. Lovely bridge. Nice views of Dublin from the bridge. Go for a sunset view if you can.  more »
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  • Another lovely free tourist stop in Dublin. All about those free sites! It's pretty day or night and easy to fit in to your tour. Especially if you stay at a nearby hostel, which hopefully you will because in my experience the cheapest ones are in that area.
  • Very cute. Generally full of people, beautiful to see in the evenings. There are also locks with peoples names declaring their love for each other- very cute
  • Very nice place in Dublin, recommended if you are visiting; you should cross this pedestrians only bridge. You'll get a very nice view of the river Liffey and parts of the old city, close to Temple Bar that you should also visit! They used to charge half penny to cross it, hence the name.
  • I think I expected more from this iconic bridge, but it served well as a crossing point to get to Temple Bar...didn't hold much other sentimental value for me. I might need to read up on its history to gain a better understanding of it!
  • Nice little foot bridge over the River Liffey. Worth a quick visit. We saw it at night and the lights reflecting on the river were lovely.