Survey Data

Reg No

16318045


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Historical, Social, Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1860 - 1865


Coordinates

319358, 188228


Date Recorded

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Date Updated

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Description

Five-arch rubble stone railway viaduct over river, opened 1863. Irregular coursed squared rubble stone piers and parapets having wrought iron railing over. Series of five round arches with squared rubble stone voussoirs and soffits having render over. The structure spans Avonmore River.

Appraisal

An elegantly-proportioned railway bridge that forms a dramatic landmark in the townscape of Rathdrum. The construction of the bridge, and particularly the arches, is of civil engineering significance. The bridge is also of importance for its role in the introduction of the Dublin and South-East Railway line through County Wicklow.