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Babes Bridge

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Babes Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Donaghmore Bridge - Geograph - 398395.jpg
The remaining bridge arch
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Location
Ferganstown
County
Meath
Opening Date
c.1200
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge

Babes Bridge (also called the Robbers Bridge, Donaghmore Bridge or Mabes Bridge) was an arch bridge that crossed the River Boyne between Navan and Slane. One arch on the south side of the river out of an original eleven arches is all that remains of what is reputed to be the oldest arch bridge in Ireland.

According to the Annals of the Four Masters, it was the only bridge that survived a great flood in 1330 that washed away all the Boyne bridges from Trim to Drogheda.

It is possible that the name is derived from the landowner at the time of its construction, the Norman John le Baub.

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Babes Bridge
Related Pictures
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Donaghmore Bridge - Geograph - 398395.jpg
Crossings of the River Boyne
Bective Bridge • Ballinter Bridge • M3 Bridge • New Kilcarn Bridge • Kilcarn Bridge • St. Martha's Bridge • New Bridge • Babes Bridge • Broadboyne Bridge • Slane Bridge • Obelisk Bridge • Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge • Bridge of Peace • Haymarket Bridge • St Mary's Bridge

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