Survey Data

Reg No

12006020


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Foot bridge


In Use As

Foot bridge


Date

1845 - 1850


Coordinates

251758, 155968


Date Recorded

27/07/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch limestone ashlar footbridge over railway line, opened 1848. Limestone ashlar walls (including to abutment walls) with limestone ashlar dressings including advanced flanking piers, cut-limestone stringcourse, and cut-limestone course to parapet having cut-limestone coping supporting replacement steel railings. Single segmental arch with cut-limestone stringcourse to spring of arch, limestone ashlar voussoirs, and cut-limestone soffits. Sited spanning railway line with grass banks to railway line.

Appraisal

An elegantly-appointed bridge forming an important element of the civil engineering heritage of County Kilkenny on account of the associations with the development of the Waterford and Maryborough [Portlaoise] Branch extension of the Great Southern and Western Railway line (later accommodating the Carlow and Kilkenny Branch) by the Waterford and Kilkenny Railway Company. Finely-detailed in the Classical manner cut-limestone accents exhibiting the very high quality stone masonry typical of such projects enhance the architectural design value of the composition in the landscape.