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O' Connell Bridge

Originally the Carlisle Bridge stood here of which construction was completed in 1794 and was design of James Gandon. In the mid to late 1800’s it was decided to widen the bridge due to traffic congestion. It was claimed that O'Connell Bridge is unique in Europe as the only traffic bridge wider than it is long. The western keystone is of Anna Livia (the River Liffey) and the eastern is of the Atlantic Ocean.