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Eight Mile Bridge

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Eight Mile Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Eight Mile Bridge on the eastern outskirts of Hilltown - Geograph - 4085923.jpg
The bridge in 2014
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From:  Carcullion
To:  Ballymaghery
Highway Authority
DfI Roads
Opening Date
c. C18th
Additional Information
List No:  HB16/07/012  (Cat B2)
Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
Width:  7.50m (24 ft 7 in)
On road(s)

Eight Mile Bridge is a three stone arch bridge carrying the B8 over the Upper Bann carrying two traffic lanes. There is a metal girder footbridge on the southern side of the bridge.

The historical listing gives the following information about its history: the name of this bridge probably derives from its distance, in Irish Miles, from Newry. It is explicitly cited by name on maps by Moll (1714), Harris (1743) and Kennedy (1755). Although the use of rubble stonework accords with an 18th century date, the use of finely dressed stone is suggestive of a 19th century rebuild. Unfortunately there is no description in the 1830s Ordnance Survey Memoir, so it cannot be determined if modifications were made before or after this date. [1].


Eight Mile Bridge
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Eight Mile Bridge on the eastern outskirts of Hilltown - Geograph - 4085923.jpg
Crossings of the River Bann
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Lower BannToome Bridge • New Toome Bridge • Bann Bridge (Portglenone) • Kilrea Bridge • Agivey Bann Bridge • Bann Bridge (Coleraine) • Sandelford Bridge

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