East Link Toll Bridge

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The East-Link Toll Bridge is located in Dublin’s docklands area, and it forms a portion of R131 regional road. This is the last bridge to cross the River Liffey before it opens up into Dublin Bay, and it connects the communities of North Wall and Ringsend.

The East-Link Toll Bridge opened in 1984, making it one of the longest-running toll schemes in Ireland. This is a lifting bridge, which opens to make room for boats and barges proceeding from the river into Dublin Port, and vice versa. With that in mind, motorists may have to a few minutes to cross if they queue during a lifted period. 

Dublin city centre is located to the west of the bridge. Most of the city’s attractions are located to the West, and tourists will find that they rarely need to cross the bridge. However, there are a few attractions in this vicinity, not least the greyhound stadium.

Tolls take care of the bridge’s upkeep and maintenance, ensuring that it will continue to serve motorists and sea vessels for years to come. Tolls are subject to change over time, so it’s wise to check the National Roadway Association (NRA) for current rates. As of 2013, motorcycles cross the bridge for free, and private motor cars pay €1.75.

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