Claragh Bridge dating from 1858 in Ashfield Demesne is given a regional rating in the National inventory of Architectural Heritage survey. The bridge is particularly distinctive for its decorative lattice ironwork parapet railings.
Published on: 04 Sep 2020
Cavan County Council wishes to confirm that the original iron lattice railing on Claragh Bridge will be retained as part of necessary bridge rehabilitation works. The railing will be repaired in accordance with a conservation architects method statement. To that end, the lattice railing will be taken away to a workshop for repair and then re-installed in situ.
This repair will extend the duration of the works and, as such, the current road closure will now be in effect from Monday, 7th September 2020 at 8am until Saturday, 21st November 2020 at 5pm (including weekends).
The contractor will begin to remove the railing offsite today (Friday, 4th September) for repairs offsite.
Cavan County Council wishes to acknowledge the vigilance, co-operation and patience of the local community and elected representatives as we work to return Claragh bridge to a condition that will enable this special bridge to be enjoyed by future generations.