Ireland’s Bridges

Author Ronald Cox
Condition Very Good
Cover Type Hardback

From the ninth-century timber bridge that once crossed the Shannon at Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, to the large cable-stayed motorway bridge spanning the Boyne near Drogheda, bridges have played a vital role in the visual richness of the Irish landscape.
Ireland’s Bridges explores the design and construction of the estimated 30,000 bridges built throughout Ireland’s history and which cover all areas of the Irish landscape. Using over 200 colour and black and white photographs, with extensive captions, the authors highlight the variety of Irish bridges and explore this aspect of Ireland’s cultural heritage and built environment.
Placing bridges in their social context, the authors examine the contribution Irish bridges have made to transportation routes, commercial development and the growth of communities. Ireland’s Bridges also underlines the fact that bridges form an integral part of Ireland’s architectural heritage.