Dublin’s Ha’penny bridge

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This is probably the most well known bridge in Dublin, the subject of many a photograph by tourists. Crossing the bridge is one of the main routes from the North side of Liffey to the tourist honeypot of Temple Bar.

I snapped this picture on an autumn evening from the south quay  during the twilight as the sun was setting.

According to the Dublin Tourist website the bridge

was built in 1816 and was the first iron bridge in Ireland. It is a single span structure with cast iron railings and decorative lamps. It was originally named the Liffey Bridge but is now called the Ha’penny because until 1919 to cross it there was a half-penny charge.

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