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Ha'penny Bridge

By TrevBatWCC    
After enjoying a Guinness in the Gravity Bar and heading back to ground level at the Guinness Storehouse, buying a couple of items in the shop including a Guinness polo shirt, I started to make my way back to the hotel which was just off the top end of O'Connell Street. I headed directly towards the riverside and followed it until I reached here, the Ha'penny Bridge. With a 43 metre span it was the first pedestrian bridge to cross the Liffey, and was built in 1816 to replace the passenger ferry, offering passage to any Dubliner willing to pay a ha’penny, the exact price of the then redundant ferry and payable to William Walsh, ferry owner and alderman of the city. He retired his leaking ferries and was compensated with £3,000 and the bridge lease for one hundred years. It retained its position as the only pedestrian bridge to span the river until the opening of the Millennium Bridge in 1999.
V1 was taken as I was crossing the bridge (no, I didn't have to pay a ha'penny!) and V2 a few minutes earlier as I was approaching it.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Ireland Dublin Landscape and travel River liffey Hapenny bridge

Voters: mrswoolybill, banehawi, PhilT2 and 27 more

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
16 Dec 2015 12:28PM
I quite often have to spend a penny, but nowadays it's at least 20p 🚹
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4253 Canada
16 Dec 2015 12:46PM
V2 is the one for me
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 1:19PM
Two excellent images Trev. I'l be walking over the same bridge in a few days time

Mavis 19 143 2 England
16 Dec 2015 1:31PM
A beautiful bridge to be sure Trev xx SmileSmile
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 1:45PM
An interesting and informative narrative supported by two superb images with image number being particularly appeal. Great point of view with plenty of interest.

Thanks for sharing Trevor.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 1:45PM
What a delightful bridge, V2 for meSmile
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
16 Dec 2015 2:41PM
As a Dubliner my vote for v2. Very nice.See you caught the breeze on the water thats always there.

jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 2:42PM
We missed this attractive bridge on our visit, though we did purchase a very nice guiness coat for Pete ( which he managed to leave in a pub a few weeks later - never to be seen againSad)
Two super images v2 my favorite.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
16 Dec 2015 2:44PM
A very impressive bridge, Trev, excellent captures.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
16 Dec 2015 4:05PM
I always wondered about the origin of its name, cheers, Trev. Detailed capture as always.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 4:24PM
Such an attractive old bridge, and you've done it justice in both images, Trev.
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 5:37PM

Quote:I quite often have to spend a penny, but nowadays it's at least 20p 🚹

12 10 10 England
16 Dec 2015 7:41PM
Two of your excellent images Trev and very interesting info.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2015 7:45PM
Two wonderful captures Trev. V2 for me please.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2015 1:23AM
V2 for me too, its is the POV that does it.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2015 10:13PM
Lovely takes... So famous that bridge! Grin
Wonderful work...
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2015 12:03AM
Very delicate structure compared to many bridges - hope one day I'll be over there again
to capture its beauty.
Kate Grin

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