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A very modern bridge designed by Calatrava and placed at the Docklands area in 2009 (Dublin City's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Athens, Greece
Nice bridge

Interesting design and newer bridge built over the river Liffey. Worth a quick look and some other... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very modern bridge designed by Calatrava and placed at the Docklands area in 2009 (Dublin City's newest bridge)! We saw it from the bus on our way to Glendalough (tour) and managed to take a photo and a short video. Looks like an harp...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting design and newer bridge built over the river Liffey. Worth a quick look and some other historic sites on near it on the side of the river. Worth a quick look if you are in the area.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 5 days ago

It´s one of the iconic places in Dublin not to be missed. A real gem for fans of modern architecture.

Thank marie19512013
Reviewed 5 days ago

The suspension bridge is designed to look like an irish harp over the water. It's really neat to walk over in either direction (to / from the conference center, the theater, or even to have drinks at the ferryman pub). Apparently it also opens to...More

Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the bridges over the river that is in Dublin. Cable type bridge. Nice construction and symbolic with the shape of the harp.

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to enjoy a vista of the city from the river. It is pleasant to watch the traffic on the Liffey.

Thank wardie2017
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Commissioned by Dublin City Council, the cable stayed Samuel Beckett Bridge is one of the two bridges designed by Calatrava and the other being the James Joyce Bridge completed in 2003. Neat views from either side. The bridge can also move 90 degrees on the...More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Given the national symbol of Ireland is the Harp, this bridge is a wonderful gateway to the city of Dublin, shaped like the harp in question the modern bridge is a spectacular addition to the city, located downstream from the city it was the first...More

Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This bridge is amazingly beautiful and is shaped like a Floating Irish Harp. The shape of the spar and its cables - 31 cable stays and two back stays are so graceful and appear to waiting for someone to play beautiful music for the visitors....More

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Harp shaped bridge offers a good view over the river Liffey. The bridge can open occasionally to let big ships to cross. Nevertheless, your must be very lucky to see it.

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Christine M
18 March 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
Grant M
3 November 2015|
Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grant, I think you'll find air travel the most convenient...great bridge. Randall