Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Butt Bridge (1879), Dublin

From Graces Guide

Crossed the Liffey near Beresford Place, Dublin

Built 1879. Designed by by Bindon B. Stoney; General contractor J Doherty; ironwork supplied by Skerne Ironworks Co [1]

Drawing and brief description here[2]

c.1878 photo taken during construction here.

The design allowed for replacement of the swinging section by a masonry arch. The bridge was decommissioned in 1888. New masonry arch span built, and opened in 1932 [3]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]'The Engineer' 21st March 1879
  2. [2] archiseek: 1879 – Design for Swing Bridge, Dublin
  3. [3] Project history of Dublin’s River Liffey Bridges by M Phillips and A Hamilton 2003