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Patrick's Bridge, Corke

Designed by Michael Shanahan in 1710, the old St. Patrick’s Bridge, the principal bridge of Cork city, was depicted by Grogan in this aquatint etching around 1790. The bridge had three arches and was faced with cut stone. It was swept away in a storm in 1861, and replaced by the wide and more gently arched bridge. Grogan’s view details features such as the metal lamp standards on the balustrade, a…