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31 December 2009

1850 – Railway Bridge, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: G.W. Hemans The bridge, which is 542 ft. long, was designed by G.W. Hemans, and built with an opening central span to accommodate the tall superstructures of sailing craft. It was built...

30 December 2009

1852 – Hyde Bridge, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Architect: Sir John Benson This is the main bridge in Sligo and was built between 1848-53 by local architect and engineer Sir John Benson. Originally it was dedicated to Queen Victoria but has...

17 December 2009

1919 – Pont de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec

The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 3,239 feet long, 94 ft wide, and 340 ft high. Cantilever arms of 580 ft support a 640 ft central span, for...

16 December 2009

1932 – Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Sharp & Thompson A fine imposing bridge built high to allow for ship traffic. Major J.R. Grants’s steel structure contrasts with the architects, much loved, concrete pylons featuring marine ornamentation. Photograph Courtesy...

14 December 2009

1930 – Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Monsarrat & Pratley The Jacques Cartier Bridge is a cantilever bridge from Montreal Island, Montreal to the south shore at Longueuil. Locally it is also known as the Pont de la rive-Sud...

24 November 2009

Pont Wilson, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Crossing the River Loire, is the elegant Pont Wilson. Known locally as the pont de pierre (stone bridge), it is an exact replica of the original 18th century bridge which collapsed in a...

11 November 2009

1852 – Suir Railway Viaduct, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Architect: William Dargan Triple-span railway viaduct over River Suir, built 1852, on railway line between Limerick and Rosslare Harbour. It has elaborate limestone detailing to the massive masonry piers and abutments. The crenellated...

07 October 2009

14th C – Puente de San Martin, Toledo, Spain

A bridge located to the West of the city, it was built in the middle of the 14th Century. Destroyed during the war between the brothers Pedro I and Enrique II, it was...

06 October 2009

1992 – Puente del Alamillo, Seville, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The Alamillo Bridge spans the Canal de Alfonso XIII in Seville, allowing access to La Cartuja, an island between the canal and the Guadalquivir River. The bridge was constructed as...