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Sometimes known as the Halfpenny or Ha'penny Bridge, referring to the toll, which was the same as that which had been charged on the ferry which the bridge replaced. Originally the official name was Wellington Bridge, but the name was changed to Liffey Bridge.
The design is remarkably elegant, with long, shallow arches and slender ligaments. Each arch is assembled from six castings bolted together.