Cork is the Lee Episode 3: Crossings: Bridges & Tunnel

By Littoral Space

This episode looks at the crossings of the Lee with a focus on the bridges found in the city. The city's expansion from its medieval core in the late 16th century involved initial building of bridges between the marshy islands before culverting over most of the channels. Then, as the urban are grew, crossings were required along the banks linking the central island with the south and north sides. As well as providing an overview of the topic, specific reference is made to South Gate Bridge, St Patrick's Bridge, the Shaky Bridge, Brian Boru and Clontarf Bridges, and the Jack Lynch Tunnel. The opening and closing music is composed and played by Claire Layton; the field recordings are made and edited by Vicky Langan ( and Richard Scriven, narration is provided by Ruth Harrington and Aisling White, and Joe Kiely gave production assistance. Cork is the Lee is co-created by geographer Dr Richard Scriven, with funding from Cork City Council's Local Heritage Grant 2019. This podcast is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means you can remix, tweak, and build upon this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the same terms; save for the materials from Cork Folklore Project who retain the copyright of those sections. Littoral Space webpage: Twitter: Instagram: Dr Richard Scriven tweets at:

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