Survey Data

Reg No

50060254


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1840 - 1850


Coordinates

314607, 235877


Date Recorded

27/08/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch stone rail bridge, built c.1845, carrying Cabra Road over former Midland Great Western Railway line. Ashlar limestone parapet wall with dressed limestone string course and dressed limestone coping. Elliptical arch with rock-faced limestone voussoirs. Snecked limestone wing walls.

Appraisal

This well-built rail bridge is part of a group of rail bridges over the former Midland Great Western railway line between Broadstone Station and Liffey Junction. The combination of snecked, rock-faced and ashlar limestone adds interest to its otherwise functional design. It is a good example of nineteenth-century engineering, and significant in terms of infrastructural developments of the period.