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James Joyce Bridge, Dublin

James Joyce Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, joining the south quays to Blackhall Place on the north side.

It was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and is a single-span structural steel design, 40m long and 30m wide, with the deck supported from two outward angled arches.

The bridge was built by Irishenco Construction, using pre-fabricated steel sections from Harland and Wolff (builders of the Titanic) of Belfast.

The bridge is named after the famous Dublin author James Joyce, and was opened on June 16, 2003 ("Bloomsday" - a commemoration observed annually on June 16th in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel "Ulysses").

Joyce's short story "The Dead" is set in Number 15 Usher's Island, the house opposite the bridge on the south side of the Liffey.

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