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Samuel Beckett Bridge

Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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My favourite bridge, Modern Architect.

I like night Photography, and love shot this modern architecture bridge. It is absolutely stunning... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tauseef S
Beautiful & Majestic

This bridge has a beautiful and majestic quality to it. It was designed to look like an Irish harp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands area. The architect is Santiago Calatrava, a designer of a number of innovative bridges and buildings. This is the second bridge in the area designed by Calatrava, the first being the James Joyce Bridge, which is further upstream to the west. The main span of the Samuel Beckett Bridge is supported by 31 cable stays from a doubly back-stayed single forward arc tubular tapered spar, with decking provided for four traffic and two pedestrian lanes. It is also capable of opening through an angle of 90 degrees allowing ships to pass through. The shape of the spar and its cables evokes an image of a harp lying on its edge. Since opening in 2009 the bridge has quickly become one of Dublin's most photographed landmarks, and become a symbol for the new modern Dublin in the revitalised Docklands area.
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Sir John Rogerson's Quay | River Liffey, Dublin D15 X3DY, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I like night Photography, and love shot this modern architecture bridge. It is absolutely stunning to capture at night.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge has a beautiful and majestic quality to it. It was designed to look like an Irish harp and it sure does. If you are near the river, or is definitely a nice stroll to see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architect Santiago Calatrava was the lead designer of the bridge over river Liffey. The Bridge was opened on 20 of december 2009. It looks like lyre bridge.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

I walked the bridge to each side of the river. No big deal, except you walk on the left like they drive. Its a pretty structure, but I would not go out of my way to see it

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Happy to live close by, as it is an amazing sight. If you look both ways the view is great with the bridge on it. One of the main sights in Dublin.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Magnificent architectural structure spanning the River Liffey as the gateway to the Grand Canal docks.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Design wise, this is one of the most beautiful bridges we have ever seen. It is hard to say whether it looks like a sailboat or like an Irish harp, but none the less the design is just a marvel. The bridge does open, which...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

One of my favourite bridges ever. Very attractive to look at from all angles. It's also a joy to watch when it opens for boats. It looks especially stunning at night. Beautiful engineering marvel.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

The huge white arc of the Samual Becket Bridge is impressive. Walking over it you get the opportunity to take pics of both sides including the many ships and boats on the water. Its also great ooportunity to take picture of the stern of the...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

As luck would have it, we were staying at a place near the bridge so we had a chance to view it on a daily basis. It is quite an extraordinary structure and a thing of beauty as well. It was designed by Calatrava from...More

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Christine M
March 17, 2016|
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Response from DubTwosome | Reviewed this property |
Once you are in the city centre you are very close to it, particularly if you are at O'Connell Bridge, which is the main bridge at O'Connell Street. There are River Liffey Tours but I'm not sure if it they under the Beckett... More
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Grant M
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Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall
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