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Rory O'More Bridge

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Rory O'More Bridge
Droichead Ruaraí Uí Mhóra
Location Map ( geo)
Rory O'More Bridge over River Liffey.jpg
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From:  Guinness Brewery
To:  Ellis Street
Highway Authority
Dublin City
Opening Date
1670 (1st Bridge)
1704 (2nd Bridge)
1859 (3rd Bridge)
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Iron Arch
Length:  29m (95 ft 2 in)
Width:  10m (32 ft 10 in)
Engineer:  George Halpin
On road(s)
 • Unclassified

Rory O'More Bridge is an Iron Arch bridge on the outskirts of Dublin city centre. It was completed in 1859, and officially opened in 1861. Historically it was an important landmark, because it marked the end of the Liffey Quays one-way system.

It was previously known as the Victoria and Albert Bridge, but was renamed in the 1930s after Rory O'Moore, who was notable as one of the principle organisers of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.

Until the construction of Frank Sherwin Bridge, the south side of the river ran eastbound only up until this point. The north side was westbound only. Traffic using the N4 to travel eastbound (into Dublin) would arrive on the north side, and have to cross over here. Likewise traffic heading out of Dublin wishing to use the southside's N7 would arrive on the north side, and have to cross over here.

Now that purpose is redundant, it is more of a local bridge, with Watling Street providing access to the James Street area of Dublin.


Rory O'More Bridge
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