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CLONTARF BRIDGE - CORK CITY
There are two Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridges in Cork and looking at photographs online I have noticed that many people have incorrectly identified the bridges that are featured in their photographs. One bridge is the “Clontarf Bridge” and the other one is the “Brian Buru” bridge.
Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge, erected 1911. 197 feet long, four span (opening span of 62 feet) bridge resting on six concrete filled steel caissons having cast iron parapets. Bridge reconstructed in 1981, and no longer opening.

This bridge connects Albert Quay to the Island at Lapps Quay and forms part of the main road which takes traffic from the South to the North side and out East to the main Dublin road. A typically industrial looking structure it functioned as a lifting railway bridge until 1976, when the lifting gear was removed and it became fixed. Clontarf Bridge has decorative iron parapet railings stamped with McBRIDE CORK and there are defunct iron lamp standards attached to these.

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