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Dripsey Castle Bridge, County Cork
20906110
West elevation
Reg. No.20906110
Date1760 - 1800
Previous NameN/A
TownlandKILCOLMAN
CountyCounty Cork
Coordinates147700, 75502
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Triple-arch humpback road bridge, built c.1780, spanning Delehinagh River. Rubble stone walls with dressed sandstone stringcourse and concrete capping to parapet. Segmental-arches having dressed stone voussoirs. V-cutwaters to west and east elevations.

Appraisal

This fine triple-arch bridge is a solidly constructed example of a eighteenth-century road bridge. It serves as a reminder of the quality of engineering and local craftsmen's skills at the time of its construction. It derives its name from Dripsey Castle located to the south-west.
 
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