The Skibbereen branch: Mutton bridge/embankment/river bridge

South of Drimoleague, there are the abutments of a road overbridge (known as Mutton or Metal bridge), a large embankment (partially demolished by a restless farmer in late 2011/early 2012, and known as the Mutton embankment) and a large stone-arch river bridge (known as Water bridge). These form part of the Drimoleague to Skibbereen railway and were constructed by the Ilen Valley Railway company. The line opened in 1877 and closed on 1 April 1961, with track removal late in 1962. Here is the map location.


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