Millennium Bridge (Dublin)

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Millennium Bridge
Droichead na Mílaoise
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Carries Pedestrians
Crosses River Liffey
Locale Dublin
Designer Howley Harrington (architects), Price & Myers (engineers)
Material Steel and concrete[1]
Total length 51 m (41 m span)[1]
Width ~4m
Number of spans 1
Constructed by Ascon (contractor), Thompson Engineering (steel structure), Banagher Concrete (abutments)
Opened 1999
Coordinates 53°20′46″N 6°15′54″W / 53.346°N 6.265°W / 53.346; -6.265Coordinates: 53°20′46″N 6°15′54″W / 53.346°N 6.265°W / 53.346; -6.265

The Millennium Bridge (Irish: Droichead na Mílaoise) is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, joining Eustace Street in Temple Bar to the north quays.

Installed in December 1999,[1] to commemorate the new millennium (2000), the span was actually constructed 80 km from Dublin - in Carlow - as a portal frame structure made up of a slender steel truss and resting on reinforced concrete haunches.[2]

The bridge was designed by Howley Harrington Architects with Price & Myers as Consulting Engineers. The concrete base and steel structure for the bridge were provided by two Carlow firms: Formwork 2000+ and Thompson Engineering respectively.[3]

The Millennium Bridge is neighbour to the much older (and well known) pedestrian Ha'penny Bridge to the east, and Grattan Bridge to the west.

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River Liffey: Millennium Bridge in front & Grattan Bridge behind.