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I am leaving Dublin permanently very soon. Therefore I have a special motivation to go for blue hour photo sessions in the city. Last Tuesday I have met darek1978, former TE member, for our last TE meeting in Dublin. This photo is one of that meeting outcome.

OTHER PHOTOS OF THIS BRIDGE
Workshop photo: WHOLE HA’PENNY BRIDGE AT THE BLUE HOUR
One of my previous uploads: HA’PENNY BRIDGE AT THE BLUE HOUR FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Another one of my previous uploads: HA’PENNY BRIDGE IN THE DAYLIGHT

ABOUT THE BRIDGE
Ha'penny Bridge is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. Before the Ha'penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha'penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. Initially the toll charge was based, not on the cost of construction, but to match the charges levied by the ferries it replaced. A further condition of construction was that, if the citizens of Dublin found the bridge and toll to be "objectionable" within its first year of operation, it was to be removed at no cost to the city. The toll was increased for a time to a Penny Ha'penny (one and a half pence), but was eventually dropped in 1919. While the toll was in operation, there were turnstiles at either end the bridge.

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Note for people using beta TE version: this photo was uploaded just before a major failure of the TE server so the small version/icon of this photo for the beta version was never created.

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