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An interesting design

Designed to look like a harp and named after the famous Irish writer Samuel Beckett, this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
County Dublin, Ireland

If you're down by the EPIC or Jeanie Johnson, this bridge is visible within a few steps. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dingle, Ireland
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Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands area. The architect is Santiago Calatrava, a designer of a number of...more
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Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw the bridge on the bus from airport (747). It is in form of harp. Nice to pass by if you are around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Taraparaben
Reviewed 6 days ago

Designed to look like a harp and named after the famous Irish writer Samuel Beckett, this beautiful bridge when first constructed in 2009, was a painted a dull colour, which the seagulls could not see. As a result many of them were decapitated when they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're down by the EPIC or Jeanie Johnson, this bridge is visible within a few steps. It's a pretty bridge, but unless this is your thing, it's not worth finding.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 607shannonb
Reviewed 14 November 2018

A very modern bridge designed by Calatrava and placed at the Docklands area in 2009 (Dublin City's newest bridge)! We saw it from the bus on our way to Glendalough (tour) and managed to take a photo and a short video. Looks like an harp...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Interesting design and newer bridge built over the river Liffey. Worth a quick look and some other historic sites on near it on the side of the river. Worth a quick look if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 12 November 2018

It´s one of the iconic places in Dublin not to be missed. A real gem for fans of modern architecture.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marie19512013
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The suspension bridge is designed to look like an irish harp over the water. It's really neat to walk over in either direction (to / from the conference center, the theater, or even to have drinks at the ferryman pub). Apparently it also opens to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 5 November 2018

One of the bridges over the river that is in Dublin. Cable type bridge. Nice construction and symbolic with the shape of the harp.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A nice place to enjoy a vista of the city from the river. It is pleasant to watch the traffic on the Liffey.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wardie2017
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Commissioned by Dublin City Council, the cable stayed Samuel Beckett Bridge is one of the two bridges designed by Calatrava and the other being the James Joyce Bridge completed in 2003. Neat views from either side. The bridge can also move 90 degrees on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Christine M
18 March 2016|
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Response from DubTwosome | Reviewed this property |
Once you are in the city centre you are very close to it, particularly if you are at O'Connell Bridge, which is the main bridge at O'Connell Street. There are River Liffey Tours but I'm not sure if it they under the Beckett... More
Grant M
4 November 2015|
Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall