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Ashgrove Bridge, Tipperary South
22207411
View of the west elevation.
Reg. No.22207411
Date1840 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
TownlandARDANE
CountyTipperary South
Coordinates195087, 129391
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Five-arch limestone masonry road bridge over Aherlow River, built c.1860. Coursed roughly dressed walling, round arches with rusticated ashlar limestone voussoirs and V-cutwaters to east elevation having ashlar capstones. Pipe carried along east elevation.

Appraisal

This slightly humpback bridge is a technical, architectural and engineering achievement. It is solidly constructed with heavy walls which are counterbalanced by the high, elegant arches with finely-cut ashlar voussoirs. The cut stone creates an interesting and aesthetically pleasing textural contrast against the roughly dressed limestone walls. The bridge serves as a reminder of the quality of the engineering and local craftsmen's skills in the mid-nineteenth century.
 
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