HARRISTOWN RAILWAY BRIDGE

by mariocorrigan on August 25, 2007

Harristown Railway Bridge
by
LIAM KENNY
 
While the extant rail lines in the county have been well recorded in various publications, a number of old lines abandoned in the 20th century are still relatively unknown. One outstanding feature, unknown even to transport history enthusiasts in the county is a magnificent five-arched railway bridge across the River Liffey at Harristown, about a mile upstream of the roadbridge on the Carnalway-Harristown road.  This brick and stone bridge dates from 1883 and was built as part of the Sallins-Tullow GSWR branch line. It is landlocked (ie not visible from the road) and therefore little known and almost certainly not on the RMP or any listing. Come back to me if you want any more directions.
 


A note on a unique part of County Kildare’s Industrial Heritage by Liam Kenny. Our thanks to Liam

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