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Blue Bridge, County Leitrim
30936015
Representative view
Reg. No.30936015
Date1860 - 1900
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCLOONCOE
CountyCounty Leitrim
Coordinates210251, 293530
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usefoot bridge
In Use Asfoot bridge
 
Description
Single-span footbridge erected c.1880, to carry pedestrians over river within the pleasure grounds of Lough Rynn Estate. Comprising cast-iron girder structure with lattice parapets and rock-faced piers to river bank with modern cast-iron gates.

Appraisal

This bridge is one of three similar metal bridges found in Lough Rynn Estate. This example, known as the 'Blue Bridge', forms an interesting addition to the pleasure grounds around the house. The rock-faced piers form an attractive contrast with the cast-iron frame and railings and further emphasise the quality of construction visible throughout the estate. Blue Bridge is representative of the technological advancements made by the mid nineteenth-century.
 
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