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Samuel Beckett Bridge

Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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Looks like an Irish harp. Certainly a unique design ideal which makes this bridge across the Liffey... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Nice bridge!

Really nice bridge, would like to see it lit up green at night time for a change, but very iconic... read more

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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 innovative bridges and buildings. This is the second bridge in the area designed by Calatrava, the first being the James Joyce Bridge, which is further upstream to the west. The main span of the Samuel Beckett Bridge is supported by 31 cable stays from a doubly back-stayed single forward arc tubular tapered spar, with decking provided for four traffic and two pedestrian lanes. It is also capable of opening through an angle of 90 degrees allowing ships to pass through. The shape of the spar and its cables evokes an image of a harp lying on its edge. Since opening in 2009 the bridge has quickly become one of Dublin's most photographed landmarks, and become a symbol for the new modern Dublin in the revitalised Docklands area.
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Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Looks like an Irish harp. Certainly a unique design ideal which makes this bridge across the Liffey an oft-photographed sight in Dublin.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice bridge, would like to see it lit up green at night time for a change, but very iconic and worth the walk

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture but can not believe it cost 60 millions euros to build it. Modern bridge very close to our hotel the Clayton and close to all amenities.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see this bridge from quite a distance & it’s great to see this modern architecture in amongst all the traditional bridges. Worth looking at if you’re wandering along the river Iffey - it’s a very busy area though, traffic wise

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I walked out of our way to get a good view of the Samuel Beckett Bridge. It's just stunning. Designed to look a like a harp, it sure does. Photos don't do it justice.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i think one of our better looking bridges and i cycle over it most sundays and have taken many pictures of it from various angles ..in summer time the local kids jump off it into the icy cold liffey and it always draws large crowds...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I've stretched the imagination as long as the actual Golden Gate bridge but hear me out. In the last few years we have been fortunate in the design of our bridges not withstanding our older historic bridges take the bridge in Drogheda the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A modern design that is functional and tasteful at the same time. You cannot miss it while you are walking or driving in Dublin.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like night Photography, and love shot this modern architecture bridge. It is absolutely stunning to capture at night.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This bridge has a beautiful and majestic quality to it. It was designed to look like an Irish harp and it sure does. If you are near the river, or is definitely a nice stroll to see.

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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
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Grant M
4 November 2015|
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Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall
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