Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Artistic, Historical, Technical
In Use As
1710 - 1720
Triple-span limestone arch bridge, built 1713 by Chatterton and Coltsman; down river extension built c. 1824 by Alexander Deane. Limestone ashlar buttresses and voussoirs to west side with rubble walls and limestone coping; limestone ashlar masonry to the east side with voussoirs, string course and coping.
Highly significant technically as one of the two oldest surviving three centred arches in Ireland, a widely adopted style when bridge spans increased to reduce road gradients. Also important to the river and urban landscape, and as a major thoroughfare for the city.