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Athlone Bridge

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Athlone Bridge
Droichead Átha Luain
Location Map ( geo)
Bridge of Athlone - Geograph - 962601.jpg
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Highway Authority
Westmeath County
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  Thomas Rhodes
On road(s)

The present Athlone Bridge was built by Thomas Rhodes, a cousin of the more famous Cecil Rhodes, to replace an earlier bridge constructed in the 16th century. Originally it had a movable section, but this was decommissioned in the early 20th century. Construction started in 1841 and the bridge was opened to traffic on 9 November 1844.

Athlone Bridge
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Crossings of the River Shannon
Dowra Bridge • Shannon Bridge (Drumshanbo) • Battle Bridge • Carrick-on-Shannon Bridge • Roosky Bridge • Termonbarry Bridge • Lanesborough Bridge • Athlone Bypass Bridge •
Athlone Bridge • Shannon Bridge • Banagher Bridge • Portumna Bridge • Killaloe Bridge • O'Brien's Bridge • Athlunkard Bridge • Thomond Bridge •
Sarsfield Bridge • Shannon Bridge (Limerick) • Limerick Tunnel • Shannon Ferry

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