An unusual shot from O'Dea today with a bridge that has no apparent connection to railroads! Humphreystown Bridge is quite unusual and picturesque, I wonder is it still there and in use or has it fallen to "progress"? Answers on a postcard please????
This lovely bridge was blown up between 1938 and 1940 as part of the flooding of this valley to make way for the Poulaphouca Reservoir scheme, which was designed to generate electricity and supply fresh water to Dublin. It transpires that the remains of this beautiful bridge lie on the bottom of the reservoir.
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection:James P. O'Dea
NLI Ref.: ODEA 3/30
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