Survey Data

Reg No

15317036


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Scientific Technical


Original Use

Foot bridge


Date

1840 - 1860


Coordinates

218407, 238796


Date Recorded

02/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding single-arched railway foot bridge, erected c.1851, comprising a flat cast-iron arch with solid cast-iron parapets and staircase supported on cast-iron columns with Classical detailing and Doric capitals. Cast-iron work made in Dundalk. Located to the east side of Moate Railway Station (15317037) and to the north of Moate.

Appraisal

An appealing decorative cast-iron foot bridge associated with Moate Railway Station (15317037), which retains much of its early form and character despite being out of use. This structure is integral to the station complex, its graceful form adding to the overall elegance of the design of the station. The design and detail, particularly in the execution of the cast-iron column supports and bracings are visually pleasing and of high artistic and technical merit. This feature was built by the Midland and Great Western Railway Company to serve the Dublin Broadstone to Galway line, which opened between Mullingar and Galway in 1851 and closed to regular rail traffic in 1987. It forms part of an interesting collection of related structures at Moate Railway Station (15317037) and is an integral element of the civil engineering heritage of Westmeath.