Survey Data

Reg No

11901906


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Bridge


Date

1790 - 1810


Coordinates

288028, 219021


Date Recorded

17/06/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch rubble stone hump back road bridge over canal, c.1800, with limestone ashlar voussoirs, cut-stone stringcourse and rubble stone parapet walls. Now disused and partly overgrown. Rubble stone walls. Cut-stone piers. Rubble stone parapet walls with render over. Dressed stone coping. Single round arch. Limestone ashlar voussoirs. Limestone ashlar soffits. Sited spanning Grand Canal (Herbertstown Branch) with grass banks to canal.

Appraisal

Jigginstown Bridge is a fine stone bridge that forms a picturesque feature on the Grand Canal (Herbertstown Branch) and is one of a group of bridges on the section of that canal that passes through County Kildare. The construction of the arch that has retained its original shape is of technical and engineering merit. The bridge exhibits good quality stone masonry and fine, crisp joints. The bridge is of considerable historical and social significance as a reminder of the canal network development in Ireland, which brought about many technical advances and encouraged the development of commercial activity in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries.