Survey Data

Reg No

30936015


Date

1860 - 1900


Townland

CLOONCOE


County

County Leitrim


Coordinates

210251, 293530


Description

Single-span footbridge erected c.1880, to carry pedestrians over river within the pleasure grounds of Lough Rynn Estate. Comprising cast-iron girder structure with lattice parapets and rock-faced piers to river bank with modern cast-iron gates.

Appraisal

This bridge is one of three similar metal bridges found in Lough Rynn Estate. This example, known as the 'Blue Bridge', forms an interesting addition to the pleasure grounds around the house. The rock-faced piers form an attractive contrast with the cast-iron frame and railings and further emphasise the quality of construction visible throughout the estate. Blue Bridge is representative of the technological advancements made by the mid nineteenth-century.