Survey Data

Reg No

14404704


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1790 - 1800


Coordinates

269241, 245295


Date Recorded

25/04/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Triple-arch ashlar limestone bridge, carrying the canal over a river, built c.1795, with upstream and downstream cutwaters. Carved plaques, string courses, pilasters and rock-faced voussoirs.

Appraisal

This multiple-arch aqueduct is an interesting feat of late eighteenth-century engineering in Ireland. The dramatic form and location of the aqueduct is enhanced by the adjacent multiple-arch railway bridge. The aqueduct forms an interesting group of related structures with the single-arch canal bridge, lock and canal workers' house. The high quality masonry is a notable feature of the bridge.