Survey Data

Reg No

14912004


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1790 - 1800


Coordinates

262035, 231450


Date Recorded

15/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

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.

Appraisal

Colgan's 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.