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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 (Paperback)

By English, Michael

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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ISBN 9781907002298
Released NZ 28 Oct 2016
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781907002298
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Released 28 Oct 2016
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Paperback
Author(s) By English, Michael
Category History of Art
Local History
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 218mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 388.1320941835
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