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Moore's Bridge

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Moore's Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Lisburn - Moore's Bridge on the River Lagan - Geograph - 6328820.jpg
The bridge in 2019
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Down • Antrim
Highway Authority
DfI Roads
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  HB19/12/002  (Cat B1)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A1 (Northern Ireland)

Moore's Bridge is a stone triple arch bridge across the River Lagan to the south of Lisburn. It carries three traffic lanes and footpaths on either side.

According to the listing document, there have been a number of names for the bridge over the years: The bridge is cited on the 1833 OS six-inch map as ‘Hertford Bridge’, refering to the Marquis of Hertford, the principal landowner in this area. The 1837 OSM describes the bridge as follows: “That bridge across the Lagan … between Lisburn and Blaris toll gate, and locally called the new bridge, has three arches; span of middle arch 35ft and the others each 32ft, breadth of the road on the bridge 42ft including the footpath, average height of parapets 3ft, thickness of paraets 1ft 6in. These parapets are 150 paces in length each and are topped with red freestone. The entire of the work is in good repair and well executed. The arches and breast are cut stone of the above colour. Between the two extremes of the bridge, or rather of the arches, is 110ft in length. The principal part of the parapets are built of blackish stone quarried within about a quarter of a mile of the bridge." Despite its 1820s date, the bridge is captioned as New Bridge on the 1857, 1900 and 1920 OS maps. It is not until the 1939 edition that it is cited as Moore's Bridge.[1]


Moore's Bridge
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Lisburn - Moore's Bridge on the River Lagan - Geograph - 6328820.jpg
Crossings of the River Lagan
Lagan Bridge • Queen Elizabeth II Bridge • Queens Bridge (Belfast) • Albert Bridge • Ormeau Bridge • Kings Bridge • Governors Bridge • Shaw's Bridge • Drum Bridge • M1 Bridge • Wolfenden's Bridge • Lambeg Bridge • Hilden Bridge • Queens Bridge (Lisburn) • Union Bridge • Moore's Bridge • Young's Bridge • Maze Bridge • The New Bridge • Spencer's Bridge • Newmill Bridge • Steps Bridge • New Forge Bridge • Geehan's Bridge • Banoge Bridge • Donaghcloney Bridge • Thornyford Bridge • Gillhall Bridge • A1 • Regent Bridge • Downshire Bridge • Lagangreen Bridge • Black Bog Road Bridge • Bell's Bridge • Dree Hill Road Bridge

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