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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...

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...