A Forgotten Barrow Bridge—two views.

Irish Rail crosses the Barrow at Monasterevin, again near Bagenalstown, and finally with a large bridge between Waterford and Campile near Great Island.

Largely forgotten is the long closed bridge northeast of New Ross on the line that once went to the Junction at Macmine via Palace East in County Wexford. More than half a century has passed since the last scheduled train over this bridge.

I made these pastoral views from a road high above the Barrow looking in a westerly direction.

Tracking the Light is on autopilot while Brian is traveling.



3 comments on “A Forgotten Barrow Bridge—two views.

  1. Michael Walsh on said:

    The centre (local spelling) span was an opening span – little used in latter years.

    This bridge stars in a well-remembered early film of of Tony Price, showing a 121 with the one-coach North Wexford passenger train in the final years.

  2. Lincoln Reed on said:

    The center span of the bridge is most interesting ! It may have been replaced at some point ? It would be a nice thing to be able to see a train on a Bridge such as that ! Such beautiful surroundings . I’d like to find some old photos when it was in service !