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Dry Bridge, County Wicklow
16400902
Representative view
Reg. No.16400902
Date1820 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandBRITONSTOWN
CountyCounty Wicklow
Coordinates294646, 208313
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Single-arch road bridge over a dry channel of the Pollaphuca River, built c.1830. The bridge is rubble-constructed with battered abutments. A tall narrow pointed arch supports the carriageway whilst the road margins are carried on higher level Tudor arched recesses of wider span. The former arch has moulded voussoirs whilst those of the recesses are of rough stone; a shield-shaped panel is set between the arch and the recess. The parapets are also rubble-constructed with two refuges to the west, whilst that to the east has a breakfront directly above the line of the position of the arch.

Appraisal

Like its neighbour to the north this early 19th-century bridge is one of the most distinctive in the county. It is somewhat smaller and less spectacular than its neighbour, however, it appears to be in original condition.
 
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