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Kent Bridge

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Kent Bridge
Droichead Tomás Ceannt
Location Map ( geo)
Munster Blackwater in Fermoy - Geograph - 1794311.jpg
The bridge prior to the opening of the motorway bypass
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Location
Fermoy
County
Cork
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Opening Date
1864/5
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  A. Oliver Lyons

The Kent Bridge, or Thomas Kent Bridge is a stone seven arch bridge which carries the N72 road over the River Blackwater in Fermoy, County Cork. Before Fermoy was bypassed by the M8, the bridge carried the N8 Dublin to Cork national route.

The bridge is on the site of an older bridge, and before that Fermoy was a long established ferry crossing of the Blackwater.

Until 2016, the bridge was known officially as Fermoy Bridge, however, it was renamed in honour of Thomas Kent, who was photographed being led across the bridge prior to his execution[1].



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Kent Bridge
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Munster Blackwater in Fermoy - Geograph - 1794311.jpg
Crossings of the River Blackwater
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