Sunday, 11 April 2010

Ha'penny bridge, Dublin

What I miss about home is the Droichead na Leathphingine; the Ha'Penny Bridge across the Liffey in Dublin.
Ha'Penny Bridge #1

The Ha'Penny Bridge was built in 1816; made of iron and cast in Shropshire; it originally replaced ferries that crossed the Lifey. A toll of a halfpenny was levied on those using it and there were turnstiles at both ends. The toll ended in 1919.
   Ha'Penny Bridge #2

Ha'Penny Bridge #3

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