Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge at night Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge at night

Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge dates to 1816 when it was built on a trial basis to replace a ferry that operated at this point on the river. It is built of cast iron and is still in daily use over 200 years later.

The ferryman was paid out of the toll levied on anyone crossing the bridge, costing half of one pence or a ha'penny.

The trial went well and the bridge stayed; today it is one of the most photographed structures in Ireland, definitely Ireland's most photographed bridge.

Here it is seen spanning 46m of the River Liffey as it flows calmly through the city of Dublin at night.

There has been recent talk of the bridge being used by the Dublin GAA and City Council as a place to hang banners supporting the Dublin team in its football matches.

You can see one of the banners here: http://panoramicireland.com/miscellaneous-blog-category/dublin-and-mayo-face-each-other-in-gaa-final-croke-park-2013

What do you think should it look like the picture above or should it have banners placed on it?

Join me on a photography tour or workshop in Dublin to learn how to photograph at night.

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