The first pedestrian bridge built across the river Liffey in 1816 and Ireland’s most famous bridge.

The Ha’penny Bridge, or known officially as the Liffey Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin. It was the first pedestrian bridge across the Liffey. Made of cast iron it was cast in Shropshire in the UK.

Originally called Wellington Bridge, after the Dublin-born Duke of Wellington, the name later changed to the Liffey Bridge and remains the bridge’s official name. However, it is most commonly referred to as the Ha’penny Bridge. This name refers to the original price of the toll to cross the bridge. The toll was dropped in 1919 but the name stuck.


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