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Roosky Bridge, Roosky, County Roscommon
31812003
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Reg. No.31812003
Date1840 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandROOSKY (BALL. N. BY.)
CountyCounty Roscommon
Coordinates205402, 287001
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Five-arch masonry road bridge, built in 1845 by the Commissioners for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Shannon. Random coursed cut limestone walls with upstream and downstream U-cutwaters and ashlar voussoirs to segmental arch-rings. Cut stone parapet walls. Automatic lift bridge, c.1970, replaced swing bridge. Mooring posts on each river bank to south of bridge and quay to south-west. Date plaque bears inscription about bridge's history.

Appraisal

This bridge is at a major crossing point on the River Shannon. It forms a pleasing and interesting group with the quay, mooring bollards and beacon. Roosky Bridge plays an important role in the economic and social life of Roosky.
 
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