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Jamestown Canal Bridge, County Roscommon
31912002
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Reg. No.31912002
Date1840 - 1860
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORRY (BALL. N. BY.)
CountyCounty Roscommon
Coordinates198880, 295886
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Single-span canal bridge, built c.1850 spanning Jamestown Canal. Coursed rock-faced stone walls with tooled voussoirs to segmental arch-ring. Tooled string courses and parapets. Skewed tooled stone blocks to soffit. Cast-iron disused Edward VII post box to eastern parapet.

Appraisal

The high-relief rusticated masonry gives the lower courses of this bridge a sense of weight and solidity. This contrasts with the seemingly weightless arch that stretches across Jamestown Canal. The treatment of the bridge is typical of mid-nineteenth-century design and is reflective of the investment made in transportation networks during the industrial age.
 
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