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“Its a bridge!”
Review of O'Connell Bridge

Ranked #132 of 569 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: This main bridge spanning the Liffey River is wider than it is long.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

It's a busy bridge, always crowds on it! Quickest way to get from O'Connell street to Grafton Street area, but be aware there are always beggars and pick pockets around here. If you want better views/ pictures I would go to another bridge, the Ha'Penny or Samuel Becket maybe.

Thank ElaineM19
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This bridge crosses the River Liffey and joins the two halves of Dublin on its busiest thoroughfare. Cars, buses and pedestrians cross it constantly. The bridge itself is not particularly remarkable, but it is virtually impossible to see the sights of Dublin and not cross it at least once. Yes, there will be beggars on it, but if you go to Dublin and never see a beggar you haven't been to Dublin. They have been a part of Dublin life for centuries. It is a good place to look up and down the river.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great spot in Dublin to mark as your "centre" when you're navigating the downtown area as a tourist. You can get some great photos from the bridge, too. But like the other reviewers have noted, the bridge is a very popular spot for beggars. Not to insinuate that these beggars will definitely steal your wallet, but their very presence suggests that you're in an area where you might want to keep a tighter hand on your valuables, especially when the sidewalks get crowded. It's a real shame because this really is a landmark bridge.

Thank MissTara73
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Most popular bridge when you are crossing River Liffey. Busy O'Connell Street starts right there. Gets real crowded and beware of your belongings, because there is beggars and all kinds of shady people hanging around.

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

It's now a vastly wide road bridge, carrying lots of vehicular traffic. It's so broad and flat that you lose the sense of walking over a bridge. The pavements either side have beggars sitting on them. This is not a welcome sight. There are pedestrian crossings where you get to wait in a crowd at either end. The crowds and traffic stop you getting a good view, to appreciate what is actually a grand old landmark. All in all, an unremarkable thing. I say go to the Ha'penny bridge, or the new Samuel Beckett one.

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