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Obelisk Bridge, County Louth
13902410
View from north
Reg. No.13902410
Date1865 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTOWNLEYHALL
CountyCounty Louth
Coordinates304533, 276210
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Single-span iron girder road bridge over River Boyne, built 1868, on rock-faced limestone piers. Limestone ashlar piers to north and south ends with recessed panels, cut stone cappings. Suspended repair gantry to underside.

Appraisal

This iron girder bridge is a fine example of nineteenth century engineering. It was designed by engineering company A. Tate and the county surveyors for Meath and Louth, Samuel Searanke and John Neville. The prefabricated girders, each weighing a staggering twenty-eight tons, were transported up river from the works of Thomas Grendon & Co. in Drogheda to the site. Continuing in use today, it forms an important feature within the architectural heritage of County Louth.
 
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