Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lough Head Bridge

a single-arch road bridge over Bungostee River, built c. 1770. Now out of use and overgrown with vegetation.  You can read more about it at the Buildings of Ireland website


Info courtesy of Buildings of Ireland

26 comments:

  1. Hello Bill, Thanks for the link. Interesting bridge and great photo. Have a good day.

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  2. Wow... for it's age the bridge is holding up well.

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  3. You don't hear often about a bridge out of use but it looks indeed still okay.

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  4. What a lively, bucolic scene. A few years ago we were toying with the idea of visiting Ireland, but we never made it unfortunately.

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  5. So old and still bravely standing there!

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  6. It's unusual to see a bridge that isn't still being used as a bridge. Nice photo!

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  7. ...as stood the test of time.

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  8. It certainly isn’t obvious any more. How long do the bridges made today last?

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  9. That was an interesting link Bill. This is the type of old bridge that can set the imagination on fire as too who used it back in the 1700's, what was happening around the area back then etc. It's a romantic old bridge oui 💙

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  10. Lovely old bridge. Just imagine the workers building it back in the 1770s. All built by hand, stones brought by horse and cart.

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  11. Hello, love all the greenery, the bridge is almost hidden. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  12. What a beauty! It's been standing there for a very, very long time.

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  13. Mooi plekje Bill die oude brug. Apart dat de brug zo overgroeid is met diverse plante en wildgroei.
    Groet Kees.

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  14. That is so old! Love the pic, Bill!

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  15. It's so pretty to look at though. Sure made for a nice picture.

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  16. A pleasant little structure that serve the community very well. Now things get bigger and bigger and we wonder why our infrastructure needs so much maintenance.

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  17. Bill - my hubby and I were just talking about the age of things, and that while someone in Montana might consider a 100-year-old building to be OLD, it just pales in comparison with anything constructed in 1770!

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  18. That's a long time for a bridge to stand. Those stones tell quite a story.

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  19. What a lovely old bridge.

    All the best Jan

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