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Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands area. The architect is Santiago Calatrava, a designer of a number of...more
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Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is possibly the most impressive bridge over the River Liffey. A cable stay bridge with a harp-design (the national symbol for Ireland), the Samuel Beckett Bridge is very striking and has separate pedestrian and cyclist lanes. The bridge itself can also open to permit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Greg W
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

I just love the Harp Bridge. We could see it out the window of our accommodation and looked at it every morning and night. It is only lit for special occasions, but I think they should have it lit, just because! I love it :)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

The bridge has a unique look and is nice to see from a distance - you will likely encounter it during your time in Dublin if you walk along the liffey - along with the Jeanie Johnstron, ha'penny bridge, EPIC and more. It's interesting to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed February 9, 2019

The Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in the of a harp lying on its edge., with the cables laid out to mimic the shape of the strings. It's both a traffic and pedestrian foot bridge across the River Liffey in the east part...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I saw the bridge on the bus from airport (747). It is in form of harp. Nice to pass by if you are around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Taraparaben
Reviewed January 6, 2019

If you're down by the EPIC or Jeanie Johnson, this bridge is visible within a few steps. It's a pretty bridge, but unless this is your thing, it's not worth finding.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 607shannonb
Reviewed November 14, 2018

A very modern bridge designed by Calatrava and placed at the Docklands area in 2009 (Dublin City's newest bridge)! We saw it from the bus on our way to Glendalough (tour) and managed to take a photo and a short video. Looks like an harp...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Interesting design and newer bridge built over the river Liffey. Worth a quick look and some other historic sites on near it on the side of the river. Worth a quick look if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It´s one of the iconic places in Dublin not to be missed. A real gem for fans of modern architecture.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marie19512013
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The suspension bridge is designed to look like an irish harp over the water. It's really neat to walk over in either direction (to / from the conference center, the theater, or even to have drinks at the ferryman pub). Apparently it also opens to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Christine M
March 17, 2016|
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Response from DubTwosome | Reviewed this property |
Once you are in the city centre you are very close to it, particularly if you are at O'Connell Bridge, which is the main bridge at O'Connell Street. There are River Liffey Tours but I'm not sure if it they under the Beckett... More
Grant M
November 3, 2015|
Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall