O1434 : Father Mathew Bridge

taken 2 years ago, near to New Kilmainham, Mountjoy, Phibsborough, Islandbridge and Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Father Mathew Bridge
Father Mathew Bridge
Father Mathew Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, and joining Merchants Quay to Church Street and the north quays. It is approximately on the site of the original, and for many years only, Bridge of Dublin, dating back to the 11th century.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Dublin Bridge was replaced by a three-span, elliptical arch stone bridge. Designed by George Knowles (who also designed O'Donovan Rossa Bridge and Lucan Bridge), the bridge was opened in 1818 as Whitworth Bridge, for Charles, Earl of Whitworth, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
As with many other Dublin bridges (particularly those named for British peers), the bridge was renamed following independence by the Free State as Dublin Bridge in the 1920s.
In line with another, later, Dublin tradition of naming bridges for temperance campaigners, the bridge was renamed again in 1938 for Father Theobald Mathew (the Apostle of Temperance) who was born at Thomastown near Golden, County Tipperary.

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Friday, 3 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 25 March, 2020
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Roads, Road transport 
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Irish: geotagged! O 148 341 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7312N 6:16.5480W
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