Irish Stone Bridges

History and Heritage - New Revised Edition

By Peter O'Keeffe, Tom Simington

Edited by: Rob Goodbody

This hugely anticipated new edition of the classic Irish Stone Bridges covers the history of road bridges in Ireland from AD 1000 to 1830. This highly readable and exacting study is unsurpassed in its scope, function and design, remaining the definitive history and field guide to these oft-hidden treasures that deeply enrich Ireland's heritage and environment. Exquisitely illustrated, with over 300 newly taken photographs, and now in colour for the first time, this publication continues as a vital work for Irish civil engineers, architects, conservationists, and local historians, as well as a thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing read for teachers, tourists and all those who value this fascinating aspect of Ireland's cultural heritage. Part I examines the technical histories and contexts for the bridges, uncovering every aspect of their exceptional beauty and technical achievement, while Part II is a unique gazetteer of over 75 bridges and groups of bridges the length and breadth of Ireland. [Subject: Irish Studies, Heritage Studies, Engineering, History, Architecture]


Publication Date: 11/25/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781911024149