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When this single-span structure with white cast-iron railings and decorative lamps was built in 1816, it was Ireland’s first iron bridge. Prior to its construction, most pedestrians took a ferry across the River Liffey. Though the fee was only a half penny originally, it has been free since 1919. When you cross, take note of the many “love locks” that you will see mid-span. It is a fad now in many European countries for young lovers to place a lock on a bridge and throw the key in the water, symbolizing their never-ending love.