Millennium Bridge (Dublin)

The Millennium Bridge (Irish: Droichead na Mílaoise)[2] is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, joining Eustace Street in Temple Bar to the north quays.

Millennium Bridge

Droichead na Mílaoise
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Coordinates53°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
CrossesRiver Liffey
MaterialSteel and concrete[1]
Total length51 m (41 m span)[1]
No. of spans1
DesignerHowley Harrington (architects), Price & Myers (engineers)
Constructed byAscon (contractor), Thompson Engineering (steel structure), Banagher Concrete (abutments)
Millennium Bridge is located in Central Dublin
Millennium Bridge
Millennium Bridge
Location in Central Dublin

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.[3]

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 firms from Carlow: Formwork 2000+ and Thompson Engineering respectively.[4][5]

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


  1. ^ a b c Millennium Bridge at Structurae
  2. ^ "Droichead na Mílaoise / Millennium Bridge". Placenames Commission Database. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ Project history of Dublin's River Liffey bridges (PDF). Bridge Engineering 156 Issue BE4 (Report). Phillips & Hamilton. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  4. ^ "Making history with millennium bridge". The Carlow Nationalist. 28 August 1999. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Celebrating 10 years of Engineering - Bridges" (PDF). 10 years of engineering achievement (exhibition). Dublin City Council. 2011.
River Liffey: Millennium Bridge in front & Grattan Bridge behind.