Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Scientific, Technical
In Use As
1790 - 1800
Single-arch masonry canal bridge, built c.1797, carrying the Edenderry Clonbullogue road over the Grand Canal. Random rubble construction. Semi-elliptical profile arch with finely dressed voussoirs. Parapets coped with dressed limestone blocks. Rubble approach walls. Humped deck. String course across face extending to terminal piers.
Colgans Bridge is positioned on what was once a busy stretch of the Grand Canal. This section of the canal was opened in 1797. Together with the adjacent former canal hostel, this bridge forms a significant group of canal structures.