Charlemont Bridge

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Charlemont Bridge is a stone bridge in Moy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

The bridge spans the River Blackwater connecting the villages of Moy and Charlemont (on the east bank) on the old coaching route between Dungannon and Armagh. It is a triple-arched stone bridge constructed in 1855 by William Dargan, who was also responsible for the Portadown to Dungannon section of the Ulster Railway.[1]

The centre arch of Charlemont Bridge is the navigation arch with 4m airdraft and 2.2m of water at normal levels.[2]

The first fort and wooden bridge over the River Blackwater were built in June 1602. Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, named it Charlemont from his own Christian name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Towns and villages - Moy". A Flavour of Tyrone. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  2. ^ Michael Savage (Autumn 2000). "The Blackwater" (PDF). Inland Waterways News. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  3. ^ Belfast Naturalists Field Club (2002-08-17). "Charlemont". The Blackwater Trail. Archived from the original on January 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 

Coordinates: 54°26′40″N 6°41′13″W / 54.44434°N 6.68681°W / 54.44434; -6.68681