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by the Extinction of religious division,
the foundation of this Bridge was laid,
at the expense of Associated individuals
Unaided by parliamentary grant,
by Sir John Newport, Bart.:
Chairman of their committee, Mr. Lemuel Cox, A native of Boston in America, architect.
The bridge is eight hundred and thirty-two feet in length and forty in breadth, supported on stone abutments and forty sets of piers of oak piles. The next undertaking of Lemuel Cox was the bridging of the river Slaney to connect the northern end of Wexford town with the opposite bank. It was commenced in 1794 and finished the next year, being built throughout of American oak, and 1,571 feet in length. The expense of the work was £ 17,000. It has since
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