Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, SALMON WEIR BRIDGE

Name: BEHAN, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, SALMON WEIR BRIDGE
Date: 1818-19
Nature: 'a very beautiful new bridge...lately erected by presentment, which does infinite credit to the taste of Mr Behan the architect' (Dutton). (Behan may have been contractor rather than architect.0).
Refs: Hely Dutton, A Statistical and agricultural survey of the county of Galway  (1824), ? (Section 11).; R.C. Cox & M.H. Gould, Civil Engineering Heritage: Ireland (1998), 223-224(illus.)

Name: MORRISON, WILLIAM VITRUVIUS
Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, SALMON WEIR BRIDGE
Date: 1818-19
Nature: FS laid 29 Jun 1818; completed Oct 1819. Attributed to RM by Cox & Gould. Contractor: Behan?
Refs: James Hardiman, History of the town and county…of Galway (1820, reprinted 1926), 308; R.C. Cox & M.H. Gould, Civil Engineering Heritage: Ireland (1998), 223-224(illus.)