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White Bridge (Gilford)

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White Bridge
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The New White Bridge June 2009 - Geograph - 1372644.jpg
The bridge open for traffic in June 2009
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Additional Information
List No:  HB17/01/036  (Cat B2)
Bridge Type:  Truss Bridge
This article is about the bridge in Moyallan, near Gilford, County Down.
For other White Bridges, see White Bridge
The bridge in 2007 prior to strengthening works

White Bridge is a bridge that carries the Stramore Road across the Upper Bann. It is a girder construction and painted white, carrying a single traffic lane. It is believed to have been constructed in the 1860s, to replace an earlier wooden bridge on the site[1].

The bridge is listed at Grade B2 with the following comments: "A rare four-span metal girder road bridge of mid-19th century date over the River Bann. It is unusual in being of cast-iron construction, the cross-sections of the principal girders being of particular interest. Unfortunately the bridge’s original appearance has been compromised by the replacement of the cast-iron balustrade with a lighter steel one, carried out as part of Health and Safety measures. However, its almost unique structure is of special architectural and historic interest."

strengthening work in 2009

The brick arches were strengthened in 1985 and work to strengthen the parapets on the bridge occurred in 2009.


White Bridge (Gilford)
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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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