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02 February 2015

16th C. – Old Baal’s Bridge, Limerick

Medieval bridge with housing, demolished in the 1820s. During the demolition a significant archaeological object was found in the foundations of the old bridge – a brass Square of Freemasonry symbolism was found...

27 January 2015

1835 – Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick

Architect: Alexander Nimmo When completed in 1835 after 11 years of construction, it was named Wellesley Bridge. The Limerick Bridge Commissioners were incorporated for the purpose of erecting the bridge and a floating...

22 January 2015

1926 – Daly’s Bridge, Sundays Well, Cork

Architect: Stephen W. Farrington Completed in 1926, in wrought iron with timber walkway, by the London based David Rowell & Company to the designs of Stephen W. Farrington, the Cork City Engineer. The...

22 January 2015

1849 – Monard Viaduct, Co. Cork

Eight-arch limestone built viaduct, opened 1849, carrying Cork-Dublin railroad over Blarney River. Rock-faced rusticated piers, walls, parapet walls and cut stone string course.

13 January 2015

1841 – Suspension Bridge, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Architect: William Bald Located across Kenmare Sound, and replacing a ferry service, the construction of the bridge took approximately one year and was completed in 1841. Ireland’s first suspension bridge, the total cost...

10 June 2014

1933 – Bleach Green Viaducts, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim

Architect: W.K. Wallace Bleach Green Viaduct, carries the mainline to Londonderry over the Larne Line, and was constructed between 1931 & 1933 by the LMS/NCC railway company. Usually referred to as “Bleach Green...

03 June 2014

1843 – Queens Bridge, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Fraser, Charles Lanyon, & J.C. Bretland Originally designed by John Frazer with Charles Lanyon between 1841 and 1843 replacing an old 21-arch bridge. In the mid 1880s it was widended by...

04 May 2014

1290s – Thomondgate Bridge, Limerick, Co. Limerick

Thomondgate was part of the “Northern” Liberties granted to Limerick in 1216. This area was the border between Munster and Connacht until County Clare, which was created in 1565, was annexed by Munster...

23 March 2014

1850 – Spectacle Bridge, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Architect: John Hill This unusual bridge spans a deep narrow gorge through which the Aille River flows. As it had to support the road at the top, a double arch forming a circular...


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