Survey Data

Reg No

14922003


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1800 - 1805


Coordinates

203315, 219049


Date Recorded

06/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch masonry canal bridge, built in 1803, carrying the road into Shannon Harbour over the Grand Canal. Squared random rubble stone walls with dressed limestone voussoirs, string course, parapet wall and splayed abutments. Plaques to upstream and downstream elevations read: 'Griffith Bridge 1803'. Limestone towing path flanking canal under archway.

Appraisal

This bridge remains in excellent condition, a testament to local sensitivity to its historic quality. Spanning the Grand Canal, it leads to the village of Shannon Harbour. This section of the Grand Canal was opened in 1804, the year following the bridge's construction.