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Slane Bridge, Slane, County Meath
14315063
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Reg. No.14315063
Date1750 - 1790
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANECASTLE DEMESNE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296376, 273601
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Thirteen arch masonry bridge, built c.1776. The original bridge dates to the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries but major improvements were carried out on the structure in c.1776 when the weir and mill races were constructed. Seven of the thirteen arches on the down stream section have pointed arch openings while the other arches are all round-headed openings. Breakwaters both on the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge vary in date with the earlier ones on the downstream side.

Appraisal

This bridge is one of the earliest crossings of the river Boyne and comprises of elements from various periods, from the fourteenth century to the present day. The bridge has played an important role in the economic and social life of the village of Slane and remains on the main Slane to Dublin route and is still an busy crossing point on the river Boyne.
 
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