Dublin is one of the best cities I have visited, full of culture and history, so much to do and see in this beautiful emerald isle of Ireland.
There seems to be something unusual in the simplicity of the old bridge with a little history. It was said that half a penny was required to cross the bridge between the two sides of the Strait, hence its name. Now there are many locks hanging on the railings of bridges and many beggars on the bridges. To get a better view on the bridge is absolutely a patient manual work.
The official name of the Half Penny Bridge on the Liffey River in Dublin is Wellington Bridge, which is considered a symbol of Dublin. It crossed the Lifei River and opened to the public in 1816. In 1816, Irish people built a beautiful light bridge on the river for pedestrians to connect the northern and southern parts of Dublin. When the bridge was completed, the pedestrian notice stated that half a penny was required for the bridge crossing fee, so the name "half a penny bridge" came into being. The bridge was the only pedestrian bridge across the Lifei River at that time. The weather was bad and there was a shower on the day we went, so the pictures were not beautiful, but the shape of the bridge was very distinctive, and the flagpole at the end of the bridge was still flying with a rainbow flag.
Ordinary bridges, because of their history and origins, have more tourists.
Every time I come to the bridge along the river, it is very common and beautiful. Standing on the bridge, I can see the scenery in the distance. People on the bank are relaxed. Many seagulls along the river always fly around and stare at my mobile phone when taking photos of them. I'm afraid they'll make a surprise attack. Ha-ha!
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, was known to Athens as early as ancient Greek times. A long history has bestowed medieval and modern architectural relics on Dublin's streets and alleys. Museums of all kinds, Guerilla Black Beer, Irish Breakfast, Trinity College, Port Hoth, and picturesque Wicklottein have made a delicious, leisurely "pre-meal dish together.
Half-penny Bridge, officially named Wellington Bridge, is considered a symbol of Dublin. It crosses the Liffey River and is the only footbridge on the river. Because when the bridge is completed, the pedestrian notice says that half-penny fee is required, so it has the current name.
Wellington Bridge is the first pedestrian bridge across the Liffey River. Before the 19th century, the pedestrian notice stated that half a penny was required to cross the bridge, so it was called "half a penny bridge". The unprovoked taxes and miscellaneous taxes had their own end, the outbreak of the Irish people's uprising, the establishment of the Republic and the new government, and the harsh announcement of bridge tolls was removed. The name of Half Penny Bridge continues to this day. It stands alone on the Lifei River, stares at the dark bank, blossoms and withers year after year, and continues the mission of infinite glory, so it gradually grows old. Back in 2000, in order to meet the millennium, the construction of the second pedestrian bridge, the Millennium Bridge, changed the lonely fate of the Half Penny Bridge for a hundred years.
There is a Lifei River in the centre of Dublin, which divides the city centre into two sides, north and south. There are many bridges on the Lifei River. Ha `penny Bridge'is one of them. It also has a long historical background. The bridge is only for pedestrians to pass through.