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Ballymascanlan Bridge

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Ballymascanlan Bridge
Droichead Baile Mhic Scanláin
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Highway Authority
Louth County
Opening Date
c. 1860
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the R173

Ballymascanlan Bridge (also spelled Ballymascanlon Bridge) is a four span stone arch bridge over the River Flurry, built c.1860 in Ballymascanlon, County Louth.

As the bridge was diagonal to the line of the road there were bends on either side after long straight sections, this proved a dangerous combination and there were several fatal accidents, leading to the bridge being characterised as the most dangerous in Ireland. Consequently, it was bypassed by the Ballymascanlan New Bridge, a concrete bridge in about 2000.


Ballymascanlan Bridge
Crossings of the Castletown River and Tributaries
Castletown/Creggan River: Ballybinaby Bridge • Fords Bridge • Bellews (Coffin) Bridge • M1 Bridge • St Johns Bridge • Newry Road Bridge • Táin Bridge
Kilcurry/Forkhill River: Forkhill Bridge
Falmore/Dungooly River 
aka Cully Water: 
Dungooly Bridge
Flurry:Flurry Bridge • Currathir Bridge • Thompson's Bridge • Ballymascanlan Bridge
Minor Tributaries:Granny's Bridge • Taylor's Bridge • Ravensdale Bridge • Anaverna Bridge • Marble Bridge

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