L9130 : Bridge in the causeway

taken 11 years ago, near to Bealadangan and Annaghvaan, Galway, Ireland

Bridge in the causeway
Bridge in the causeway
The bridge span crossing the permanent channel between Eanach Mheain and the mainland. At certain states of tide a considerable current runs through this gap, reflecting an imbalance between the tidal flow around the islands.

It is written that it was possible to cross at low tide here before clearance of the channel and construction of the present causeway in 1892 which had a swinging central bridge so that sailing craft could pass on the tide without hindrance, though the trade fell away in the 1950s and a fixed span was inserted (Robinson, A Little Gaelic Kingdom).
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 September, 2009
Category
Causeway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 9175 3026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.7074N 9:37.4901W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! L 9175 3026
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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