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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...

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...