History & Culture - The Ha'Penny Bridge

The Ha'Penney is a pedistrian crossing over the liffey, joining Henry/Abbey Street and to Southside and Temple Bar. The Ha'Penny Bridge is one of Dublin's most famous landmarks and as such features in many of the pictures of Dublin that appear in books and postcards. originally known as the Wellington Bridge when it was built in 1816, but quickly became known as the Ha'Penny bridge after the toll that was charged to cross. Since 1919 the bridge is free to cross.

Today the Ha'Penny Bridge features in all the postcards from Dublin and it is without one of the signature pieces of architecture in Dublin.

Today in Dublin there are three pedestrian bridges, the Millenium Bridge, the Ha'Penny Bridge and the Matt Talbot Bridge.