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McCombs Bridge

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McCombs Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
McCombs Bridge over the Upper Bann - Geograph - 5763728.jpg
The road deck of McCombs Bridge in 2018
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From:  Ballycoshone Lower
To:  Lenish
County
Down
Highway Authority
DfI Roads
Opening Date
C18th
Additional Information
List No:  HB16/07/025  (Cat B2)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Width:  7.06m (23 ft 2 in)
On road(s)
A25
Crossings related to the A25 (Northern Ireland)

McCombs Bridge is a triple arch stone road bridge carrying the A25 over the Upper Bann.

The listing gives the following information about its history: A road is shown on Moll's 1714 map crossing the Bann at this point, and a bridge captioned on Harris's 1743 map. It is cited by name on the 1833 OS 6" map and described in the 1836 Ordnance Survey Memoir (Clonduff Parish) as: "... an old structure of unhewn stone, not in very good repair and having two parapet walls 5' high. It is thrown over the River Bann, which is there 66' broad. It consists of three arches. Its total length is 156' and breadth 18'. Whether the existing structure is the same as that described in the OSM is uncertain - its parapets are now lower (presuming the 5ft is from the carriageway), but its width is the same (presuming the 18ft to relate to the roadway only). On balance the rubble stonework and full-length cutwaters suggest an 18th century bridge[1].

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McCombs Bridge
Related Pictures
View gallery (1)
McCombs Bridge over the Upper Bann - Geograph - 5763728.jpg
Crossings of the River Bann
Upper BannNew Bridge • Eight Mile Bridge • Lisnamulligan Bridge • Ballycoshone Bridge • McCombs Bridge • Bannfield Bridge • Roughan Bridge • Ballyroney Bridge • Seafin Bridge • Kate McKay's Bridge • Poland's Bridge • Mulligan's Bridge • Ballievey Bridge • Lisnaree Bridge • Lindsay's Bridge • A1 Bridge • Bann Bridge (Banbridge) • Huntly Bridge • Lawrencetown Bridge • Tullylish Bridge • Gilford Bridge • White Bridge • Dynes Bridge • Bann Bridge (Portadown) • Shillington Bridge • M1 Bridge
Lower BannToome Bridge • New Toome Bridge • Bann Bridge (Portglenone) • Kilrea Bridge • Agivey Bann Bridge • Bann Bridge (Coleraine) • Sandelford Bridge



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