List of bridges on the river Barrow

Canoer under bridge at mouth of Mountain River

How many bridges are on the river Barrow?

It is difficult to say how many bridges are on the river Barrow. For example in the list below, we count 47 bridges. However, this does not include the lifting bridges at Ardreigh and Levitstown in Kildare which give access to islands on the Barrow and do not fully cross the river. Also excluded is the footbridge in Carlow/Graiguecullen called the Millennium Bridge and known locally as the Jimmy Terrazzo Bridge. Also not included are the small access bridge such as those on the Rathellin Canal Cut of the navigation. Neither are the bridges over the tributaries such as the Greese or Moneen etc. So what we have included in the list below are only the road, rail and horse bridges that cross completely over the Barrow river. Hope you enjoy scanning down the list to see what ones you recognised or have driven over or seen.

1. Kyle Bridge
2. Tinnahinch Bridge
3. Rathcoffey Bridge
4. Reary Bridge
5. Wooden Bridge
6. Ballyclare Bridge
7. Mucklone Bridge
8. Twomile Bridge
9. Forest Bridge
10. Unnamed Bridge (at area called the Ridge)
11. Bay Bridge
12. Borness Bridge
13. Clonterry Bridge
14. Portnahinch Bridge
15. Kilnahown Bridge
16. Commons Bridge (Railway bridge)
17. Barrow Bridge (Portarlington bridge)
18. Spa Bridge
19. Baylough Bridge
20. Pass Bridge
21. Barrow Bridge (Monasterevin Railway Bridge)
22. Aqueduct Bridge (Grand canal)
23. Monasterevin Town Bridge
24. M7 Bridge (Unnamed)

25. Dunrally Bridge
26. Bert Bridge
27. Cromaboo Bridge Bridge (Athy Town Bridge)
28. Horse Bridge Bridge
29. Wolfhill Bridge (Railway bridge)
30. Tankardstown Bridge
31. Maganey Bridge
32. Bill Duggan / Sleatygraigue Bridge
33. Carlow / Graiguecullen Bridge (Wellington Bridge)
34. Milford Bridge
35. M9 Bridge (Unnamed)
36. Cardinal Moran Bridge
37. Leighlinbridge Bridge
38. Royal Oak Bridge
39. Fenniscourt Bridge (Railway Bridge)
40. Goresbridge Bridge
41. Ballyteiglea Bridge
42. Graiguenamanagh Bridge
43. Mountgarret Bridge
44. Garranbehy Bridge (Railway Bridge)
45. Michael O’Hanrahan Bridge (New Ross)
46. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge
47. Barrow Bridge (Railway Bridge)

15th May 2021

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Clifford Reid

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