Survey Data

Reg No

16301267


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Technical


Date

1855 - 1860


Coordinates

326353, 218860


Date Recorded

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Date Updated

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Description

Three-arch stone built road bridge over the Dargle or Bray River, built in 1855-56. The bridge is in dressed granite, with round-ended piers rising into panelled pilasters and a string course just above the level of the arches. The arches themselves are segmental, whilst the parapets have rounded coping. Branching off to the north-east of the bridge a smaller single-arch dry bridge, carrying the Ravenswell Road over a grass-covered laneway which leads down to the riverbank itself. This smaller bridge is in granite rubble with a segmental arch with dressed granite voussoirs, and rounded coping to the parapets.

Appraisal

Relatively plain and unpretentious mid 19th-century road bridge still in largely original condition and an important part of the streetscape of Bray town centre.