Craigmore Railway Viaduct

Map Reference: J066284 (3066, 3284)

The great viaduct at Craigmore is one of the most impressive railway structures in Ireland. It is a gracefully curving viaduct of eighteen arches each about 18m in span and ranging in height from about 21m to 42m high.

It was built by William Dargan for the Dublin & Belfast Junction Railway in 1851, and designed by Sir John McNeill.

Photograph by Mairin Moss

Dargan and McNeill also built the Egyptian Arch which spans the A25 a short distance south of the viaduct.

It was so named because it looks like an Egyptian temple pylon. Both bridges are built from local granodiorite.

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