James Joyce Bridge

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James Joyce Bridge
Droichead James Joyce
James Joyce Bridge - looking downstream
James Joyce Bridge - looking downstream
Carries Road and pedestrian traffic
Crosses River Liffey
Locale Dublin
Designer Santiago Calatrava
Design Tied-arch bridge
Material Steel, glass
Total length 40m
Width 30m
Number of spans 1
Constructed by Irishenco, Harland and Wolff
Opened 16 June 2003 (Bloomsday)
Coordinates 53°20′48″N 6°16′57″W / 53.34667°N 6.2825°W / 53.34667; -6.2825Coordinates: 53°20′48″N 6°16′57″W / 53.34667°N 6.2825°W / 53.34667; -6.2825

James Joyce Bridge (Irish: Droichead James Joyce1) is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, joining the south quays to Blackhall Place on the north side.

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a single-span structural steel design, 40 m (131 ft) long, with the deck supported from two outward angled arches.2

The bridge was built by Irishenco Construction, using pre-fabricated steel sections from Harland and Wolff of Belfast.2

The bridge is named for the famous Dublin author James Joyce, and was opened on 16 June 2003 (Bloomsday).3 Joyce's short story "The Dead" is set in Number 15 Usher's Island,4 the house facing the bridge on the south side.5

References

Detail of the bridge. 15 Usher's Island is the redbrick house obscured by the arch.







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