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N22 Macroom Bridge

  • 27-02-2013 7:29pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭


    Just look what they did to Macrooms 13th century bridge

    Not sure how old the photo is...

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    before

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,394 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    That's never a 13 th century bridge ... Is it ?
    And how else would you clip on a seperate pedestrian footpath? To widen the bridge ?

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    Both shots are from different sides of the bridge I think.

    Would think the bridge is 16C. Still though, looks terrible what they did to it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    Both shots are from different sides of the bridge I think.

    Would think the bridge is 16C. Still though, looks terrible what they did to it.

    there arent two identical castles and pubs there, so view is from same side.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    Markcheese wrote: »
    That's never a 13 th century bridge ... Is it ?
    And how else would you clip on a seperate pedestrian footpath? To widen the bridge ?

    seperate footbridge would have been more acceptable and a lot less intrusive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    corktina wrote: »
    there arent two identical castles and pubs there, so view is from same side.

    Complete brain fade on my part :o


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,394 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    corktina wrote: »

    seperate footbridge would have been more acceptable and a lot less intrusive.

    Maybe, although viewed from a distance it shouldn't look too bad , and a separate pedestrian bridge of that length may well have obscured more of the old bridge, is there a pedestrian clip on , on the other side of the bridge as well .... (the castle park side)

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,377 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid


    Like Slane - an extremely old bridge is carrying heavy 21st century traffic on a national primary route -a disgrace really.:(



    ...that said, it does say a lot about how well these masonry bridges were built back in the day - of better quality IMO than many modern concrete and steel affairs.


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