The Ha’Penny Bridge Dublin 2 The Ha’Penny Bridge is a pedestrian bridge which crosses the River Liffey. It was built in 1816 and was the first bridge in Dublin. The bridge was originally called Wellington Bridge but its name was changed to Ha’penny Bridge because of the halfpenny toll paid to cross it. It is one of the symbols of the city and is renowned as the most romantic bridge in Dublin, especially by night. The most modern bridge in Dublin is the James Joyce Bridge which was built in 2003 and is the work of the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.