Seán O'Casey Bridge

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Seán O'Casey Bridge
Droichead Sheáin Uí Chathasaigh
Seán O'Casey Bridge, Dublin
Seán O'Casey Bridge, Dublin
Coordinates 53°20′50″N 6°14′53″W / 53.3473°N 6.2480°W / 53.3473; -6.2480Coordinates: 53°20′50″N 6°14′53″W / 53.3473°N 6.2480°W / 53.3473; -6.2480
Crosses River Liffey
Locale Dublin
Design Cable-stayed swing bridge
Total length ~100m
Width 4.5m
No. of spans 3
Designer Brian O'Hallaran & Assoc (Architects), O'Connor Sutton Cronin (Engineers)
Opened July 2005

Seán O'Casey Bridge (Irish: Droichead Sheáin Uí Chathasaigh)[1] is a pedestrian swingbridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, joining City Quay in the Grand Canal Docks area to North Wall Quay and the IFSC.[2]

Designed by architect Cyril O'Neill and O'Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers[3] (for which they won an Institution of Structural Engineers Award for Pedestrian Bridges in 2006),[4] the bridge was built in 2005 as part of a large-scale urban renewal scheme under the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to link the north and south quays and rejuvenate both. The swing bridge spans approximately 100 metres and has two balanced cantilever arms that swing open to permit boats to pass up river.

The bridge was opened by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in July 2005. It is named after the playwright and Irish Citizens Army member Seán O'Casey (1880–1964) who lived in the North Wall area of the city.[2]


  1. ^ "Droichead Sheáin Uí Chathasaigh / Sean O'Casey Bridge". Database of Placenames' Commission. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "New Sean O'Casey Bridge Opens in Dublin's Docklands". Dublin Docklands Development Authority. 2005. Archived from the original on 11 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sean O'Casey Bridge". Architecture of Dublin City. Archiseek. 2010. 
  4. ^ "IStructE Award for Pedestrian Bridges 2006 - Winner". Institution of Structural Engineers. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.