1. Ha’penny Bridge
One of the most famous bridges in the city and so-called because you once had to pay half a penny to cross it, the iconic Ha’penny is Dublin’s oldest pedestrian bridge.
2. Samuel Beckett Bridge
This contemporary, visually-striking bridge was designed by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, who was inspired by both the flip of a coin and the idea of an Irish harp rotating through the air. Named after the famous Dublin modernist writer Beckett, it was opened to the public in 2009.
3. Rosie Hackett Bridge
The newest addition to Dublin’s bridges was opened in 2014, and will join the red and green LUAS lines in 2017. Interestingly, it’s the only bridge in Dublin named after a woman. Born in 1892, trade union activist Rosie was also part of a small rebel group that occupied St. Stephen’s Green during the Easter Rising of 1916.