Friday, July 29, 2016

Athgarvan Bridge closure will mean detours

Traffic between Athgarvan and Two Mile House will have to detour through Kilcullen for a 4-day period in August.

That's because the Two Mile House Bridge at Athgarvan will be closed for that length of time, at some stage between August 15-29. The actual dates will be advertised closer to the time.

This closure is required to facilitate bridge rehabilitation works

Traffic in each direction will go through Kilcullen via Mylerstown Cross.

The limestone bridge was built around 1840, with five arches, and is of considerable historical and social significance in the road network development in Ireland in the mid-19th century.

The illustration is from the pictures taken by Robert French for Dublin publisher William Mervin Lawrence in the latter part of the 19th century, courtesy of the Joe Williams Postcard Collection in South Dublin County Libraries.

NOTE: This story has been revised to correct the date to 1840, instead of the typo of 1940 earlier.