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Newport Railway Viaduct

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Blackoak Rise, Newport, Ireland
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Known locally as the 7 arches Bridge

Built in 1892, it was a mammoth construction back then. It carried the the Achill branch of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sligo, Ireland
Unusual Feature as you drive into town

Great view from the Viaduct and a nice way circle part of the town of Newport. Great views from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret M
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Wicklow, Ireland
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3 weeks ago
“Known locally as the 7 arches Bridge”
4 weeks ago
“Unusual Feature as you drive into town”
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Blackoak Rise, Newport, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1892, it was a mammoth construction back then. It carried the the Achill branch of the Midland Great Western railway and operated until 1937. Today it carried the Walkway known as the Great Western Greenway which runs from Westport to Achill and is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view from the Viaduct and a nice way circle part of the town of Newport. Great views from the viaduct

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Well designed viaduct that will interest building and period enthusiasts. within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and retail stores. (You can also get a picture of you sitting on an anchor with railway as your backdrop). Visit newport...you'll love it.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Located right in the center of town and visible upon entering from the Westport direction with the Impressive church in the background, a walk across it is recommended. Part of the closed line from Westport to Achill this is the most visible part still left...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

There's a book about the line: "Rails to Achill" (Oakwood Press, 2002) available in local shops, especially Duffys in Westport. Contrary to the first review above, it was never part of British Rail; Ireland is not in Britain and this railway was closed in1937, 11...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Still in pristine condition, on sunny day the viaduct offers spectacular views both sides, plus one can spot crane or stork on the side of the river. It is good spot for attempting to take some interesting photos, as light travels throughout a day, allowing...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Any picture of the village of Newport has a picture of this viaduct,as soon as you approach the village this is your first image.and what a beautiful one it is.

Thank THEREALDOC
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Walking around Newport to see the river, the town and the viaduct was so charming. If we had more time, I would have loved to stay in this town.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot from which to view the Black Oak river. Just a gentle climb and walk but peaceful......the village has changed little over the years and you can watch the world stroll by from this viewpoint! A spot to slow down and fall in line...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The walking bridge is short and goes across an incredible River. It is old and beautiful. A nice easy way to cross to get to the other side of this small town.

Thank Pat G
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