Built in 1908, it opened with much fanfare as you can tell from this historical photograph. I can't believe those men climbed up on top of those rails.... I do wish it was still customary for people to wear hats, such as those in this photo.
It was constructed out of iron and wood. I can only imagine the great convenience it provided back in its day. Bridging a connection from one portion of the county to another, and providing easier access to Smalltownland for many. Before its construction, a ferry took people, and their parcels, across the river. In 1981 it was deemed unsafe for travel. We walked down a portion of the road to the bridge and it was incredibly peaceful.
As you can see, it has deteriorated quite a bit. The wooden floor of the bridge is mostly gone and some of the iron is incredibly thin.