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O'Connell Bridge, Dublin

O'Connell Bridge (Droichead Uí Chonaill in Irish) in Dublin is a road bridge which spans the River Liffey in Dublin, and joins O'Connell Street to D'Olier Street, Westmoreland Street and the south quays.

It was designed by James Gandon and was built in 1794 as the Carlisle Bridge and replaced in 1880 by the present, much wider, O'Connell Bridge named for the Irish hero Daniel O'Connell.

The bridge is about 45 metres long and 50 metres wide. It has 3 spans and is built of Portland Stone. it is said to be unique in Europe as the only bridge in that is wider than it is long.

In 2004, a pair of pranksters installed a plaque on the bridge dedicated to the fictitious Father Pat Noise, which apparently remained unnoticed until May 2006,and is still there as of January 2011.

Opening Times

O'Connell Bridge is permanently open to the public.

Location Map

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