Survey Data

Reg No

14808025


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1795 - 1800


Coordinates

247273, 227739


Date Recorded

13/08/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch limestone canal bridge, built 1796, carrying the Daingean Tyrrellpass road over the Grand Canal. Semi-elliptical arch is set skew to the canal. Random rubble limestone walls with dressed stone string course, voussoirs, parapets and abutment quoins. String course cross parapets and piers. Tooled limestone voussoirs to segmental arch-ring. Stone plaques to both parapets reads: 'Molesworth Bridge 1796'.

Appraisal

This bridge forms part of a group of canal structures along with the quay and canal store located to the east. The combination of building technology and subtle decoration make for an architecturally significant structure. Still in use the bridge and new quay are an aesthetically pleasing aspect within the town of Daingean. It is the widest of the original masonry canal bridges and the only skew arch bridge in Offaly.