Survey Data

Reg No

14807089


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1795 - 1800


Coordinates

234279, 225385


Date Recorded

12/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch masonry canal bridge, built in 1799, carrying road over a spur of Grand Canal leading to Tullamore Harbour. Random rubble limestone walls with dressed limestone blocks to voussoirs to arch, string course and coping to parapet. Random rubble limestone walls flank roadway. Deck is humped. Towpaths flank canal with tooled limestone retaining walls. Date and name plaque to parapet reads: 'Bury Bridge 1799'.

Appraisal

Bury Bridge was built in 1799 and carries a roadway over an entrance into a canal dock. The bridge retains many of the typical characteristics evident in canal bridges, such as its humped deck form, the mixture of finally tooled limestone and random coursed walls and towpaths which lead under the bridge. They add to its canalscape qualities. It was erected by the Grand Canal Company and named after the owner of the Charleville Estate.