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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...

08 January 2010

1910 – John’s Bridge, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Architect: Alexander Burden John’s Bridge, which connects John’s Street with the rest of the city, was originally built after 1200 and was destroyed by the great floods of 1487 and 1763 and subsequently...

07 January 2010

2006 – Boyne Bridge, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: Roughan O’Donovan Imposing structure over the Boyne on the Drogheda bypass, this cable-stayed bridge is a local landmark for its striking engineering.

07 January 2010

1855 – Railway Viaduct, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: William Evans & James Barton Built between 1851 and 1855, the Drogheda Railway Viaduct is an impressive feat of engineering – equally impressive from a train as from down below. Until the...

31 December 2009

1844 – Bridge, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Thomas Rhodes The present ford bridge was built by Thomas Rhodes, a cousin of the famous Cecil Rhodes, to replace an earlier bridge constructed in the 16th century. Originally the bridge had...