Ireland is a country with some of the most iconic man-made structures ever like the Kilmainham Gaol and the Rock of Cashel. So much story and history behind each structure and this time, we will talk about the most iconic bridges across Ireland’s massive road networks.
These bridges are not just a piece of the country’s history but of the country’s growing engineering and construction industry.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Antrim
Just by reading it, you’ll know that is not your ordinary bridge. But, Carrick-a-Rede is one of the oldest bridges ever made in Ireland. The bridge as it is today can only hold 8 people at one time. This bridge links the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island.
Back then, fishermen crossed this bridge all day long when preparing their equipment. These days, some fishermen still use it but not as many as before.These days, brave tourists, daredevils, and well, vloggers cross the bridge.
What sets this bridge apart from other bridges in the country is that scenic view it offers all around.
Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin
Rosie Hackett Bridge is not one of the oldest and in fact, it is one of the youngest here in Ireland. The bridge was completed back in 2014. The structure and design of the bridge are particularly strong and durable.
The design was inspired by the namesake of the bridge, Rosia Hackket, a famous activist and unionist. She founded the Irish Women Workers Union and was in the frontlines during the Irish fight for freedom.
The bridge connects Marlborough St and Hawkins St across the River Liffey.
Dromana Bridge, Waterford
In terms of architecture, the Dromana bridge is one of the most impressive among all bridges in Ireland. The bridge was inspired by Hindu-Gothic architecture and was built back in 1849. The bridge serves as the entrance to the Dromana House.
The Dromana House was featured in several publications and according to most pieces, the bridge sets it apart.
There are more bridges to explore and evaluate out there for you aspiring engineers.