LOCK QUAY AREA – LIMERICK CITY
The fine bridge, located at the entrance to the of the canal into the Abbey River, was restored by Limerick Civic Trust, and survives as one of the only hump-back bridges, along with Baal’s Bridge to survive in Limerick City. It is of great significance in its own right and within the context of the canal lock. It marked a further advancement of the City beyond the walls. The adjacent derelict buildings to the north side, which may have operated as a lock keeper’s house, and the industrial buildings to the northeast, including Russell’s and the former canal brewery form a group with the bridge.