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Crossing the River Boyne outside Drogheda, and near the site of the Battle of the Boyne, the Boyne Suspension Bridge is the largest of its kind in Ireland, and has been hailed as a significant architectural achievement, built as it is in an area steepend in ancient history.

Standing 300 feet above the river, it took 3 years to complete, opening in 2003. Its design was chosen with regard to the protection of the area’s natural environment, with stringent efforts made to respect and protect the delicate wildlife habitat below.

Although currently the bridge only caters for two lanes of traffic in each direction, it has been built with the foresight to allow this to expand to six lanes in total when the need arises.

The project was a joint venture between Irish construction giants SIAC and the English Cleveland Bridge Company that have erected similarly imposing suspension bridges throughout the world.

At night, the bridge is illumiated by powerful blue lamps, and its entire lenght is lit with a fine line of white fibre optics.

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