de Blaquiere bridge

de Blaquiere bridge

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:06 pm

received this request in my email...


An elderly friend of mine tells us that there is a bridge named after her grandfather in Dublin. THe family name is deBlaquiere. Do you have any information about a bridge with that name?



I know I know it but I cannot remember... for some reason the Royal Canal sticks in my head......
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Postby kefu » Sun Jun 15, 2003 3:22 pm

This says it's a bridge over the canal at the North Circular Road. The existing canal doesn't cross NCR, however. Maybe, it's the filled in bridge at Phibsboro that crosses the old spur, leading into Blessington Basin.

E. Over the Royal Canal (proceeding from the Liffey):-

1. Newcomen-br. (North-strand.)
From Sir Wm. G. Newcomen, bart. (cr. 1781), a director of the Royal Canal Company in 1791.

2. Clarke's-br. (Ballybough-rd.)
From Edw. Clarke, a director in 1791.

3. Clonliff-br. (Jones's-rd.)
From the adjoining townland of Clonliff.

4. Binns-br. (Drumcondra-rd.)
From John Binns, a director in 1791.

5. Blaquiere-br. (N. C. R.)
From the Rt. Hon. Sir John Blaquiere, bart, a director in 1791.

6. Westmoreland-br. (Glasnevin-id.)
From the Earl of Westrnoreland,~L.L. 1790-95.

7. Reilly's-br.
From Henry Stevens Reilly, a director in 1791.
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Postby sw101 » Sun Jun 15, 2003 4:02 pm

the place on the n.c.r by the library library, the monument to some dead soldier is there, leads onto the long park that goes perpendicular to the n.c.r, down behind the old ice rink that is now tragically a carpet shop.

the long park used to be the canal and led down almost as far as the kings inn. the n.c.r used to have a humpback bridge over the canal to allow for boats to travel under, which has since been destroyed to level the road.

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Postby ewanduffy » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:48 am

Originally posted by sw101
the long park used to be the canal and led down almost as far as the kings inn. the n.c.r used to have a humpback bridge over the canal to allow for boats to travel under, which has since been destroyed to level the road.


It actually went a bit further. The canal crossed the road by an aquaduct and ran in front of Broadstone Station where the terminus was. Further details of this on:
http://dublin.local.ie/content/1811.shtml/history/general
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:08 pm

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Re: deBlaquiere bridge

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:30 pm

Actually found a view from deBlaquiere bridge looking down the Royal Canal spur

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