Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CORK, PARLIAMENT BRIDGE

Name: RANDAL, GEORGE *
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PARLIAMENT BRIDGE
Date: 1761p
Nature: New stone bridge with wooden centre. Act passed for providing same, 1761.  Washed away by flood, 28 May 1804. Opened 22 Sep 1864. Replaced, 1806. Bridge also attr. to Samuel Hobbs (Could Hobbs have executed the wooden centre, and Randal the stonework?)
Refs: Francis H. Tuckey, The County and City of Cork Remembrancer (Cork, 1837),  138,142,223;  MS notes by R. Walker, Cork city surveyor, c. 1890; T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 208, says bridge was 'probably' built by Samuel Hobbs;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 75-76.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PARLIAMENT BRIDGE
Date: 1806
Nature: New, single-arch limestone bridge, built at cost of £4,000;  'believed to have been designed by Abraham Hargrave' (Herlihy).
Refs: J. Windele, Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork (1849), ?; APSD II, C, 147;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 75.