Survey Data

Reg No

14911021


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1790 - 1800


Coordinates

261045, 231704


Date Recorded

22/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch masonry accommodation bridge, built c.1795, over the Grant Canal. Random rubble construction. Arch is semi-elliptical in profiole. Finely dressed voussoirs. Towpath on both sides. Parapets with dressed limestone coping. String course across faces extending to terminal piers. Humped deck and ramped approaches.

Appraisal

This accommodation bridge is now used by pedestrians only who use the former towpaths along the canal as a valuable recreational facility. Typical in its design and construction to other bridges along this stretch of the canal, Rathmore Bridge forms part of an interesting group of canal related structures. This section of the canal was opened in 1797.