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22 November 2011

1837 – Proposed Railway Colonnade, Dublin

Architect: Charles Vignoles Originally published as “Outline Plan of Dublin exhibiting the course of the proposed Railway Colonnade Through the City for connecting the General Terminus of the Railways from the South and...

25 May 2011

1851 – MacNeill’s Egyptian Arch, Newry, Co. Armagh

Architect: Sir John MacNeill Construction was completed in 1851 for the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway Company and was the result of collaboration between engineer Sir John MacNeill and constructor William Dargan. Locally...

25 May 2011

1852 – Craigmore Viaduct, Bessbrook, Co. Armagh

Architect: Sir John MacNeill Known locally as the 18 Arches, the bridge was designed by John Benjamin MacNeill, an eminent Irish civil engineer, with construction beginning in 1849 for the Dublin and Belfast...

23 April 2011

1851 – Chetwynd Viaduct, Co. Cork

Architect: Charles Nixon Designed by Charles Nixon (a former pupil of I.K. Brunel) and built between 1849 and 1851 by Fox, Henderson and Co, which also built the Crystal Palace in London. The...

15 March 2011

1883 – New Railway Bridge, Blackfriars, London

Elevations, sections & details “by Mr.Mills, Mr.Wolfe, Mr Barry & Mr Brunel – Engineers & Architects” for the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, and published in The Building News. September 28th 1883.

10 November 2010

1883 – Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Railroad baron James J. Hill built the bridge in 1883 for his Great Northern Railway to allow for increased movement of people and goods across the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch Bridge...

10 March 2010

1869 – Battersea Bridge, London

From The Architect and Contract Reporter, October 16 1869: The illustration in our number of to day gives a perspec tive view of three Railway Bridges or Viaducts which carry over the Mortlake...

02 February 2010

1875 – Liffey Railway Bridge, Conyngham Road, Dublin

A fine bridge leading to the Phoenix Park tunnel which links Heuston Station to Connolly Station via Cabra and which is now mainly used for freight trains. The Longmeadow Apartment scheme can be...

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...