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Railway Bridge


The firm oversaw the construction of the Cavan and Leitrim Light Railway between 1885 and 1888, laying down the track and bridges for the railway, which extended for thirty-two miles from Belturbet to Dromod. It was a large-scale
civil engineering project, involving excavation of soil, preparation of the necessary formation, laying the sleepers and rails and the construction of bridges.

The excavation was a laborious process, carried out by large groups of workers wielding picks and shovels; steam shovels were being pioneered in Britain around this time, but had not yet been introduced in Ireland.

Key Facts / Information:

Client Cavan, Leitrim and Roscommon Light Railway and Tramway Company
Location Cavan - Leitrim
Date  1885 - 1888