Samuel Beckett Bridge
Samuel Beckett Bridge
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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 innovative bridges and buildings. This is the second bridge in the area designed by Calatrava, the first being the James Joyce Bridge, which is further upstream to the west. The main span of the Samuel Beckett Bridge is supported by 31 cable stays from a doubly back-stayed single forward arc tubular tapered spar, with decking provided for four traffic and two pedestrian lanes. It is also capable of opening through an angle of 90 degrees allowing ships to pass through. The shape of the spar and its cables evokes an image of a harp lying on its edge. Since opening in 2009 the bridge has quickly become one of Dublin's most photographed landmarks, and become a symbol for the new modern Dublin in the revitalised Docklands area.
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I love the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin as it is designed like the national symbol of Ireland … the Harp. Looks amazing both day or night!
Written February 26, 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A very modern looking bridge (opened in 2009) that crosses the river Liffey, named after a famous irish novelist and playwright.
Written January 18, 2024
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
While staying in Dublin we soon saw this Bridge which has become an iconic feature of the city.
We walk down to see it and of course walk to the other side.
It opened in 2009 and took two years to build.
The design is nice , the shape of a harp which seems to be a part of Irish culture. You can’t miss it
Written September 29, 2023
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Ron T
Greenville, SC4,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We saw this bridge one night during our stay in Dublin. We did not travel across it - but it is well worth seeing.
Written September 10, 2023
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Ana Z
160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Iconic, modern and beautiful. But if you visit on fall/winter don't forget the beanie and warm clothes, the quay is windy and freezing.
Written May 25, 2023
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,953 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
There are numerous bridges that cross the River Liffey and this is one of the more aesthetically pleasing designs. Its cable arch shape resembles a harp which is somewhat appropriate. The bridge is relatively modern and is elegant.
Written November 15, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is a cool bridge that looks like the Celtic Harp. We walked across it and it is a great design. I wish it was green.
Written September 2, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
I really like the design of this bridge and it is very much like a harp which is highly suitable to span the river lift. Worth a photo.
Written January 31, 2022
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IDoLoveFood
Belgium660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Rather impressive bridge that reminded me of its similar construction to the taller and higher Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam. Also the coloring is identical.
Written November 4, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Looks great at night and the design is clever as it looks very like the national symbol of Ireland ... the Harp. Recommended.
Written October 10, 2021
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