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The Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin: Spanning the Liffey for 200 Years

The Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin: Spanning the Liffey for 200 Years
 

This lavishly illustrated book marks the bicentenary of Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge, one of the symbols of the city. Opened in Dublin on 19 May 1816, it was the first dedicated footbridge over the river Liffey and the first iron bridge in Ireland. It was triumphantly restored in 200... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781907002298
Published 28 October 2016 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By English, Michael
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ISBN-13 9781907002298
ISBN-10 1907002294
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Publication Date 28 October 2016
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Paperback
Author(s) By English, Michael
Category History of Art
Architecture
Local History
Bridges
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 218mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 367g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bridges - Ireland - Dublin, Liffey, River (Ireland), Ha'penny Bridge (Dublin, Ireland)
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 388.1320941835
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge is one of the symbols of the city. Designed by Coalbrookdale in Shropshire and erected in Dublin in and opened on 19 May 1816. It was the first dedicated footbridge over the river Liffey and was the first iron bridge in Ireland. It was also rare in world terms - very few iron bridges had been constructed anywhere by that date. The bridge was officially named after the first Duke of Wellington, the Dublin-born victor of the Battle of Waterloo. However it quickly acquired the nickname by which it is still known because it replaced a Liffey ferry which charged passengers a half-penny - and this amount was charged to pedestrians as a toll to cross the bridge. The Ha'penny Bridge was triumphantly restored in 2001 and now awaits its 200th anniversary in much splendour. This lavishly-illustrated book, the fourth in Dublin City Council's series on engineering history and heritage, has been produced to mark the bi-centenary of the bridge.

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