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Halfpenny Bridge

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Address: Bachelors Walk | Wellington Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-605-7700

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Iconic Bridge

One of the oldest and most famous bridges over the River Liffey originally opened in 1816 and renovated in 2001, it still retains many of its original features.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Innerleithen, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing to think that this was one of only 2 bridges over the river 200 yrs ago and people had to pay to use it, compared to bridge after bridge after bridge today. Make sure you have a walk over it, it's not far from o'connell street and temple bar area. There's a lovely little pub called the bachelor inn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Loved photographing this bridge in the evening. Beautiful shots. Take the time to walk around here at night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Its hard to say where this would come in the ratings of bridges but suspect not too high. Its a nice bridge across a river - nothing more. Obviously any walk along the river will take it in and that's about all that is needed.

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of the many bridges to cross the River Liffey, in olden days you'd have to pay 'half a penny' to go across, hence the name. Stand there, click a photo, keep a memory :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I loved the story about the bridge. My 9 year old daughter saw a YouTube video on this before I left for my trip. I made it a point to cross it and have my picture taken on it.

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

One of the oldest and most famous bridges over the River Liffey originally opened in 1816 and renovated in 2001, it still retains many of its original features.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a pretty cool place. There are plenty of restaurants on each side and is a good place for pictures. Stop in the middle and look at the locks attached to the bridge. ask a local the story, it was a neat one. And be ready to kiss your significant other!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Separating the north and south of dublin's city. Take a stroll through Temple bar, go through Merchants Arch and you will find the Ha' penny bridge. Getting it's name from the tariff once charged to cross it.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My very short walk across the bridge was spoilt by no less than 3 beggars who had taken up residence at around 8.00pm, so it might be more enjoyable in the daytime. Design wise, it's certainly different to most of the other Dublin bridges, and it's traffic free. However its biggest selling point is its history and location. Warning there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Can be - umm - romantic, or not. Inhibitions seem to melt away and . . .its worth the visit. We liked the design as well and a little stroll along this path was very nice

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Address: Bachelors Walk | Wellington Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-605-7700
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre

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