THE BRIDGE PROJECT
There was a street name Dunghill Lane which became Island Street just behind Usher’s Island. At the end of Dunghill was Dirty Lane which is now known as Bridgefoot Street. In the 16th Century, two public toilets were constructed in the area.
My Grandmother often referred to Bridgefoot Street Bridge (I have heard other names such as Arran Bridge and Queens Bridge) but I never actually knew where it was but I did know that it crossed the River Liffey and that it was near the Guinness Brewery. A few years ago I was photographing Liam Mellows Bridge and a gentleman who was interested in my camera happened to mentioned that we were both standing on Bridgefoot Street Bridge.
This week I came across a notice posted in a shop window by a photography club which mentioned that members should meet at the horse sculpture in Bridgefoot Street Park. As I did not remember seeing a sculpture of a horse in the park I decided to investigate and sure enough it was there to be photographed.