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O'Connell Bridge

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Address: Dublin, Ireland

This main bridge spanning the Liffey River is wider than it is long.

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Great view

If you're in Dublin you'll cross this bridge a thousand times. The view of the river is amazing, have your phone/camera ready. Best time of the day for pictures is when the sun is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in Dublin you'll cross this bridge a thousand times. The view of the river is amazing, have your phone/camera ready. Best time of the day for pictures is when the sun is coming down.

Thank Umarisa
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The O'Connell Street bridge is a rather famous and historic landmark in downtown Dublin. It connects the north and south parts of town, over the river Liffey. It is a grand structure that I am sure has seen a lot of important events over the years. However, it is looking a bit dirty and old these days, with construction raging... More 

Thank 448andyk
Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This bridge handles heavy traffic on an arterial road from the north to the south side of the river. Buses and cars are on it constantly and walking it is a great way to get where you are going. But it feels so much less interesting than other nearby bridges.

Thank Brandon K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bridge links the two sides of the city, and you can look down onto the River Liffey, which, I have to say, was rather littered with various pieces of rubbish, including bits of push bike etc. I cant say I would go out of my way to use it if it wasnt the link to the two sides of... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to sit and people watch in the heart of dublin ! This bridge is the main bridge to the shopping district of dublin

Thank lee t
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most luxurious shops are in Grafton and then crossing the bridge you will find O'Connell which is full of nice shops. Try both

Thank Luis Vidal M
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sandstone balustrades add considerably to the appeal of this graceful-looking bridge. I like the view from the bridge toward O'Connell Street and the O’Connell Monument.

Thank Citallwic
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a fully functioning bridge for pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Views down the Liffey can be nice but not a spot to stop and look around.

Thank ClaireCrilly
Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This three span road bridge, which is quite wide, links the north and south sides of Dublin over the River Liffey. It was constructed in the 1790's and leads the south side into the retailing heartland of the city in and around O'Connell Street. This is a fine low level bridge.

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It's a bridge, a wide bridge. It gets you from one side of the water to the other. That's about it. You can take some nice pictures from here, but the bridge is very busy.

Thank MadeByVR

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