BRIDGES IN CORK

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BRIDGES IN CORK - PHOTOGRAPHED BY WILLIAM MURPHY

Twenty Two Bridges in Cork City

The first time I visited Cork city I got confused because I was unaware that the River Lee split into two into two channels and I was convinced that I was walking in a circle.

Cork City Centre is built on an island in the River Lee just upstream from Cork Harbour. The two channels of the River Lee which embrace the City Centre are spanned by twenty two public bridges and this gives Cork a distinctive continental air. Twenty two bridges is impressive considering that the residents of Belfast boast of eight bridges across the Lagan.

Cork City Public Bridges are listed here in order from East to West


I have yet to photographs all of the bridges but I hope to complete the task later this year [2015]

North Channel - River Lee:

[1] Michael Collins Bridge (1984)
[2] Brian Boru Bridge
[3] St Patrick's Bridge (1859)
[4] Christy Ring Bridge (1987)
[5] Shandon Bridge (2004) - Pedestrian
[6] Griffith Bridge 1961 (on site of North Gate Bridge-1856)
[7] St Vincent's Bridge (1875) - Pedestrian
[8] Mardyke Bridge (2005) - Pedestrian
[9] Daly's Bridge (1927) - Pedestrian & the only suspension bridge in the city
[10]Thomas Davis Bridge (originally Wellington Bridge - 1830)


South Channel - River Lee:

[1]Eamon de Valera Bridge (1984)
[2]Clontarf Bridge
[3]Parnell Bridge (1971)
[4]Trinity Bridge (1977) - Pedestrian
[5] Parliament Bridge (1806)
[6] Nano Nagle Bridge (1985) - Pedestrian
[7] South Gate Bridge (1713)
[8] Clarke's Bridge (1776)
[9] St Finbarre's Bridge (1999)
[10] Donovan's Bridge (1902)
[11] Gaol Bridge (1840)
[12] O'Neill Crowley Bridge (originally George 1V Bridge - 1820)