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Ha'penny Bridge | by Dave G Kelly
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Ha'penny Bridge

Evening sets on one of Dublin's most famous icons.

 

It's is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. It got it's name from the original toll of one halfpenny which was dropped in 1919.

 

The bridge was originally built from cast iron, which has a great tendency to decay with age. This was especially evident in the side rails, which had begun to rust badly. From 2001 to 2003 the bridge was closed for repair and renovations, and was reopened sporting a new white colour instead of black, and a resupported structure containing as many of the old components of the bridge as possible. The repair work was carried out by Harland and Wolff, makers of the RMS Titanic.

 

If you want to see more of my Dublin - check out the Dublin set on the right.

 

Update: This shot made it onto Flickr Explore/Interesting pages for 12 January 2007 reaching number 267: www.flickr.com/explore/

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Taken on February 8, 2007