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Islandbridge

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Islandbridge
Droichead na hInse
Location Map ( geo)
Island Bridge - Geograph - 6023846.jpg
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From:  Islandbridge
To:  Kilmainham
County
Dublin
Highway Authority
Dublin City
Opening Date
1793
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
R111
Crossings related to the R111
Crossings related to the Dublin Outer Orbital Route

Island Bridge is a single span stone arch bridge crossing over the River Liffey which now lends its name to a whole district built around South Circular Road. It was formerly called Sarah Bridge after Sarah Fane, Countess of Westmoreland, who laid the foundation stone,and renamed in 1922.

The bridge replaced an earlier bridge, constructed in 1577, that was swept away in 1787.

The bridge has a steep humpback for traffic, not helped by the dip in the road to the south.

Today the bridge forms a key part of the Dublin Outer Orbital Route, as it allows traffic to move between the southern suburbs and the northern suburbs without needing to enter the city centre.


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