Humphrey Jervis commences building of the first Essex Bridge, which is masonry with a drawbridge section.
Heavy flooding brought down a pier of the bridge, it was repaired by building a new pier upon the ruins of the old one, the opening span was also closed around this time.
George Semple is born.
An equestrian statue of George 1, commanding a seaward view, is placed on a pier abutting from the upstream side of Essex Bridge.
Parts of the bridge piers and arches fall and are repaired with timber works by Semple at a cost of £800.
19th January, Semple commences preliminary work on the site of the new Essex Bridge.
April, the new Essex Bridge opens to traffic, modelled on Westminster Bridge, yet proudly reported by Semple as wider.
George Semple dies in Dublin.
Essex Bridge is improved by the addition of metal balustrades.
16th June, work begins on taking down Semple’s bridge and the erection of a new bridge.
1st October, the carriageway of Bindon Stoney’s new Essex Bridge is opened, though the walkways were not complete and the ironworks unpainted. The following January the bridge is named for parliamentarian Henry Grattan.
With the reversal of traffic flow on the Quays in August two way traffic across Grattan Bridge ceased and it became one way only north to south.
The pedestrian walkways are upgraded and repair work is also undertaken by Dublin City Council to the bridge superstructure.