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13 July 2010

1598 – Puente del Mar, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Figuerola / Javier Goerlich Puente del Mar (translated “Sea Bridge”) was for centuries the natural route over the now-diverted river to the port. It was rebuilt after flooding in 1591 that...

08 July 2010

2003 – Provencher Pedestrian Bridge, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Gaboury Prefontaine Perry Located near the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the structure provides a crossing over the Red River and links the Forks, a national historic site, and St....

24 June 2010

1864 – Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the...

09 June 2010

1880 – Parnell Bridge, Cork

Architect: T. Claxton Fiddler The old Anglesea Bridge, built in the 1830s, could not cope with the volume of traffic using the bridge by the 1870s. Cork Corporation decided to replace the old...

04 May 2010

1912 – Scherzer Bridges, North Wall Quay, Dublin

Built to allow water based traffic to access the Royal Canal and Spencer Docks, these unusual bridges are also designed to keep seawater out of the docks. No longer operational due to the...

02 February 2010

2002 – William Dargan Bridge, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

A landmark for the Dundrum area, this is a new bridge for the Dublin Light Rail system or Luas. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 108.5 m, and the...

02 February 2010

1788 – Dodder Bridge, Ringsend, Dublin

Fine stone single span bridge linking the village of Ringsend to the city centre, by an unknown architect.

20 January 2010

2000 – Millenium Bridge, Dublin

Architect: Howley Harrington One of the new generation of bridges on the Liffey, the Millenium Bridge was the second footbridge on the river, and is a simple span projecting from stone abutements on...

20 January 2010

2005 – Sean O’Casey Bridge, Dublin

Architect: Cyril O’Neill This pedestrian bridge, which links Custom House Quay with City Quay, is named after the Dublin writer Sean O’Casey. The bridge is directly opposite Stack A, the 19th century warehouse...