Survey Data

Reg No

14807098


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1925 - 1935


Coordinates

233981, 225376


Date Recorded

21/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch reinforced-concrete road bridge, built between 1929-30, carrying the Kilbeggan road over the Grand Canal. Replaced an earlier bridge, called Pound Bridge, built between 1801-1803. Spandrels with recessed panels. Parapets with vertical metal railings set between concrete posts and terminate in concrete piers. Concrete coping blocks and piers. Slight curve to deck.

Appraisal

Kilbeggan Bridge crosses the Grand Canal and follows the form of the early canal bridges. Built during the mid twentieth century, it is the earliest recorded concrete arch bridge in the county and is one of only three concrete arch bridges in all of County Offaly. It was rebuilt by the Duffy Brothers.