SAINT VINCENTS FOOTBRIDGE

SAINT VINCENT'S PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

MY FAVOURITE BRIDGE IN CORK

With the exception of this most of the bridges in Cork City are ugly or slightly better than ugly.

It takes its name from the nearby St Vincent's Church.

This is my favourite bridge in Cork and it is nice that the graffiti that was there in 2016 has been removed but it has not been fully repainted or if it has been the work is not as good as it should have been.


This late nineteenth-century pedestrian bridge is a significant contributor to the architectural heritage of the city of Cork, and it makes a notable and positive addition to the street-scape. The functional structure is enhanced by artistic details, such as the floral tie-plates and decorative pier details. The bridge is an interesting example of the materials and design utilised in the construction of late nineteenth-century utilitarian structures.

The steel lattice girder structure is supported by two pairs of concrete-filled caissons, each of them reinforced with steel scissor braces. The concrete decking of the bridge rests on bolted steel plates.
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