DUBLIN’S HA’PENNY Bridge is 200 years old today, and still looks as good as it did when it was built in 1816.
The bridge has a special place in Dubliners’ hearts, and for good reason – here are 10 times it’s proved that to us.
When Phil Lynott gave it a starring role in the video for Old Town
And a young U2 pranced across it
Every time you’ve had to take a massive stride to get down the huuuuge steps
And stopped so tourists could get a photo of the view
But it’s cool because hey, it’s the Ha’penny Bridge.
And gawked at the forbidden love locks
Or simply paused for a moment to take in another ridey Dublin sunset
The best place to do it (until you get swept up in a crowd of pedestrians).
Or a Dublin rainbow
Or a particularly lovely Dublin night
When it was just a young bridge…
…And today, on its 200th birthday
The bridge was decorated with flowers and a bright red carpet in honour of the day – doesn’t it look wonderful?