Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Anthony Orr

The final project coincides with my thesis the reconstruction of the Brunswick Bascule Bridge that once stood beside Bolands Mill, Ringsend in the year 1791. The bridge spanned across the Grand Canal Basin were the MacMahon Bridge stands today.

The original timber drawbridge (or bascule) was built as part of the Grand Canal project in the early 1790s and was called the Brunswick Bascule, because it connected Great Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street) with Ringsend.

The Brunswick Bascule was replaced in 1857 by the new Victoria Bridge (possibly named to mark the 20th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession in 1837).