Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick
The bridge itself consists of five large and elegant elliptical arches with an open balustrade, running from a man-made island, originally called Wellesley Pier but now known as Shannon Island, to the northern shore, and a simple flat, swivel deck with iron lattice railings crossing a canal and road from the island to what was known as Brunswick Street, now Sarsfield Street. The swivel end is no longer functional, although some of its heavy machinery is still intact underneath the roadway. A lock system has replaced the swivel section to allow for the passage of smaller boats. Apart from this, the bridge has remained largely unchanged since it opened and still has its original lamp standards.
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Sight Location: Limerick, Ireland (See walking tours in Limerick)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles