Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Bridge Street Bridge [graphic]
Bridge Street Bridge
|Main Creator:||Gesparo, Michael, photographer|
This Bridge spanning the Cam Cor river was built in the early 1600's. Before the new Oxmantown bridge upstream was built in much more recent times, this bridge was in the then main road connecting Birr with the south and west of Ireland. In 1709 a row of houses was built right across the bridge on either side which were inhabited right up to the 1940's when they had to be removed for safety reasons. The railings in this picture marks the site of the houses.
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23 Sept 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 3A ; frame number: 1
Birr Historical Society
Photograph taken at 13:45 Sept 23 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Birr, Co. Offaly, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_3A/1||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.