Killaloe Bridge

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Killaloe Bridge
Bridge between Ballina and Killaloe - - 1780203.jpg
Crosses River Shannon
Locale Between County Clare and County Tipperary, Ireland
Design Masonry bridge

Killaloe Bridge is a road bridge over the River Shannon between Ballina in County Tipperary and Killaloe, County Clare in Ireland. The eighteenth-century bridge with thirteen arches includes a lifting section that was added in 1929. The bridge has only one vehicular lane with traffic lights control vehicle movement. The bridge is a protected structure.[1][2]


An ornate monument in the middle of the bridge commemorates the IRA members who were shot on the bridge in 1920. There is also a plaque recording the extensive 1825 partial rebuild.

Shannon Eel Management Programme[edit]

A trap and transport scheme is in force on the Shannon as part of an eel management programme following the discovery of reducing populations within the River Shannon. This scheme ensures safe passage for young eels between Killaloe Bridge and the Shannon Estuary.[3][4]

Plan for new bridge crossing[edit]

Clare County Council and North Tipperary County Council have presented proposals for a new road to bypass Killaloe including a new Shannon Bridge Crossing 1 km south of the existing bridge. A compulsory purchase order was confirmed on 25 March 2013.[5][6][7][8]

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