Samuel Beckett Bridge

The Samuel Beckett Bridge at night with the Jeanie Johnston tall ship in the foreground
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The Samuel Becket Bridge in Dublin City is one of the new landmarks of Ireland's capital city. The bridge connects Guild Street on the north bank of the River Liffey, with Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south bank.

The Samuel Beckett Bridge, a perfect symbol of the vibrant and modern urban landscape of the Docklands area, has become an iconic landmark of Dublin City.

Designed by the internationally renowned Spanish architect Calatrava, the bridge evokes the shape of the Irish harp with its cable stays structure.

The bold shape of the bridge dominates the view of the River Liffey towards Dublin Port, and is 120m long and 48m high.

Facilitating vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle access across the river, the bridge also rotates horizontally through 90 degrees allowing ships to pass through, providing a gateway between the city and the sea.

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