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County Offaly
14938010
South-east facing elevation of arch over railway line
Reg. No.14938010
Date1850 - 1860
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSHARAVOGUE
CountyCounty Offaly
Coordinates205695, 196528
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
 
Description
Single-arch masonry bridge, constructed c.1858, carrying the Shinrone Birr road over the disused Birr Roscrea railway line. Erected by the Roscrea and Parsonstown Railway Company. Rock-faced limestone parapets, piers and embankments and arch rings. Brick lined soffit to arch. Horizontal tooling to coping on parapet and on imposts. The sandstone rock-faced parapets are linked by a random coursed wall. Situated beside Sharavogue Bridge which carried the road over the Little Brosna River.

Appraisal

Although the railway line in no longer open, the bridge survives as a reminder of the work of the Roscrea and Parsonstown Railway Company. It is one of only two intact bridges built by that company that are still surviving. The other bridge is a lattice girder bridge in the townland of Ballylonnan and Glasderry More. There is a group association with the nearby road bridge.
 
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