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AS06 | Competition Entries for the Bridge

AS06 | Competition Entries for the Bridge

The Mizen Head Footbridge is a reinforced concrete through-arch structure which provides access to the Fog Signal Station at the tip of Mizen Head in the south west of County Cork.

The Commissioners of Irish Lights held a design competition in the early 1900s for a crossing to the signal station on the island of Clogháne. There were several designs. The winning design by Mr. Ridley from London was for a reinforced concrete structure comprising a pedestrian deck suspended between a pair of parabolic rib arches anchored 45m (147 ft) above the gorge. The bridge span was 52m (170 ft) and the arches flared from a width of 3.7m (12 ft) at either side to 1.6m (5.25 ft) at the central section where the ribs intersected the deck.​

The bridge was built by Alfred Thorne & Sons of London and was completed in 1909 at a cost of £1,272.​

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Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
The Harbour Road
Goleen
West Cork
Ireland
Tel: + 353 28 35115 or +353 28 35000

E: info@mizenhead.ie

Opening Times

November 1st – March 16th: 11am-4pm (Weekends Only)
March 17th – May 31st: 10.30am – 5pm
June 1st – August 31st: 10am – 6pm
September 1st – October 31st: 10.30 – 5pm

Entry Prices

Adult: €7.50
Senior/Student: €6
Child under 14: €4.50
Child under 5: Free

Group & Family Deals available
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children): €25

For Groups (10 and over) Adults: €6.50,
Senior/Student: €5, Child 5-14: €3.50
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