GASWORKS LATTICE BRIDGE IN WATERFORD – RECENTLY RESTORED
When I first photographed this bridge a few years ago I was under the impression that it was a new structure but it dates from from the late 1870s.
In early 2013, the Waterford Civic Trust became concerned that the Lattice Bridge connecting the Waterside and the Gasworks site would be removed and scrapped like the other connecting bridge. With the help of Waterford City Council a plan was devised and acted upon, whereby the bridge was safely removed for restoration. Work has been done to the bridge to bring it up to modern health and safety standards and to ensure it’s use in Waterford’s life.