Father Mathew Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland and joining Merchants Quay to Church Street and the north quays.
The site of the bridge is understood to be close to the ancient "Ford of the Hurdles which was the original crossing point on the Liffey and gives its name (in Irish) to the city of Dublin. At the turn of the first millennium (c.1014), the first recorded Dublin Liffey bridge was built at this point.
For much of its 390-year life span, The Bridge carried all pedestrian, livestock and horse-drawn traffic across the river, At the beginning of the 19th century, Dublin Bridge was replaced by a three-span, elliptical arch stone bridge. #Dublin #Father_Mathew_Bridge #Ireland