Before there was Effin

The name Effin Bridge has been given, in jest, to the lifting railway-bridge that crosses the Royal Canal just below Newcomen Bridge in Dublin. Here is an article about the bridges that preceded Effin Bridge at that site.

2 responses to “Before there was Effin

  1. I visited the Tralee Ship Canal a few years back – no vessels there, although the whole looked navigable. When did this one arrive?

  2. It’s long gone, I’m afraid. It spent some time tied below the bridge. The owner was thinking of moving it to Galway but I haven’t heard anything more of it for some years. The canal is used by the local rowing club, so it is navigable, but getting in and out from the sea might be a problem. bjg

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