1852 – Craigmore Viaduct, Bessbrook, Co. Armagh

Architect: Sir John MacNeill

1852 - Craigmore Viaduct, Bessbrook, Co. Armagh


Known locally as the 18 Arches, the bridge was designed by John Benjamin MacNeill, an eminent Irish civil engineer, with construction beginning in 1849 for the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway. The bridge was formally opened in 1852. It consists of 18 arches of 60 ft span, the highest being 126ft..

Latest News

October 14, 2016: Irish Architectural Archive’s new publication ‘House and Home’
October 12, 2016: Desmond Guinness Scholarship 2016 open for applications
October 5, 2016: Newbridge House Study Day

Email Newsletter

Signup to receive email updates of new additions to Archiseek.com