The following description note from the artist is on the back of this Irish print:
“The Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin”
Built in 1816, the Ha’penny Bridge got its name for the half penny toll a person was charged to cross it and even had turnstiles at either side of it to take the fee. This was dropped in 1919 but the name has remained and it now stands as one of Dublin’s most iconic and romantic structures. One cannot visit Dublin without taking the short walk across this beautiful cast iron work of art.
Fine art prints of famous Irish landmarks. Dimensions: mount & print = 14″ x 11″
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Dublin’s most iconic bridge over the River Liffey.
Built in 1816, The Ha’penny Bridge is a cast iron pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin. The bridge was originally named the Wellington Bridge after the Dublin born Duke of Wellington and was renamed the Liffey Bridge in 1922, but always known to all as the Ha’penny Bridge.
Before the Ha’penny Bridge was built people crossed the River Liffey by ferry, but as the ferries fell into disrepair it was decided a bridge was a cheaper option than repairing the boats. The bridge got its local name as there was a toll of a ha’penny to cross the bridge with turnstiles at either end. The toll was removed in 1919.
In it’s early years c450 people crossed the bridge per day, now it is estimated 30,000 Dubliners and visitors use the Ha’penny Bridge daily.
Irish Fine Art Prints, inspired, crafted & made in Ireland.