IRISH BRIDGES

by

Brian Haworth

Updated: 13 January 2015

 

An amazing survivor of a stone-arched bridge

at Clara

 

on the old MGW branch line from Clara To Streamstown,

which closed to passenger and regular freight traffic in 1947.

 

It did see occasional special freight traffic after this date

and survived until 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An end view of the bridge - metal span then carried the line over a river

 

but this was removed for scrap

by the contractors


who were dismantling the route in 1966.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge abutments are all that remain

of an overbridge on the West Clare Railway

near Ennis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of one abutment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Clare Railway Bridge

at Shragh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Railway Bridge

on the West Clare Narrow Gauge Railway

(closed 1961)

close to Moyasta Junction

 

This 3 ft ( 914 mm ) railway ran from the county town of Ennis,

via numerous stopping-points along the West Clare coast

to two termini at Kilrush and Kilkee

 

(the routes diverging at Moyasta Junction)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving overbridge

on the West Clare Narrow Gauge Railway

 

surviving overbridge on the West Clare Railway


close to Quilty.

 

 

Bradshaw April 1910

 

 

 

 

 

 

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