Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Bridges over the Vartry [graphic]
Bridges over the Vartry
|Main Creator:||Finlay, Mary, photographer|
The river Vartry rising on the slopes of the Sugar Loaf Mountain enters the sea at Wicklow.At Wicklow it is crossed by three bridges, the Stone Bridge, the Parnell footbridge and the Iron/Metal Bridge.The oldest of the three, by far is the Stone Bridge first constructed in 1692 and extended and re-enforced in the succeeding years.Today it carries much of the vechicular traffic to and from the port.The Parnell footbridge was built in 1947 by local builder Wm.Clarke and replaced the Woodenbridge which had spanned the river for more than a century.The Railway/Metal Bridge carries the railway line accross Vartry, it was constructed in the early 1870's when the railway line from Dublin was extended to Rosslare and in 1993 it was re-enforced with pre-assembled concrete sections.
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30 Aug 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 15 ; frame number: 28
Wicklow Historical Society
Photograph taken at 14:15, 30 Aug 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Wicklow, Co. Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_15/28||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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