The Iron Bridge, cast at Coalbrookdale and designed by Thomas Telford, opens across the River Severn. It is the first cast iron arch bridge in the world.
Arthur Wellesley is named as First Secretary for Ireland.
Napoleon is defeated at Battle of Waterloo.
On the 19th of May, Wellington Bridge opens as the Liffey’s first pedestrian bridge and one of the world’s first cast iron bridges.
Arthur Wellesley, now the Duke of Wellington, becomes Commander in Chief of the British Army.
Catholic Emancipation is granted. Wellesley as British prime minister is instrumental in the bill passing through the London parliament.
Dublin Corporation adopts a proposal by Hugh Lane to replace the Ha’penny Bridge with the Dublin Gallery on the River. The idea was later quietly dropped.
The bridge lease ends and ownership reverts to Dublin Corporation.
Tolls are no longer payable to cross Ha’penny Bridge.
The bridge is officially named the Liffey Bridge.
Dublin City Council’s structural assessment of the bridge shows the need for action.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor sings Molly Malone at the opening of the newly refurbished Ha’penny Bridge. Having no scissors to cut the ribbon, he is supplied with a small nail scissors by an onlooker.
The bridge refurbishment is awarded a diploma prize in the Europa Nostra Awards for careful restoration while meeting modern safety standards.