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The Boyne River Bridge across the M1 motorway near Drogheda

The Boyne River Bridge is Ireland?s longest cable-stayed bridge and is widely regarded as one the most impressive feats of civil engineering in Ireland. Situated 3 kilometres west of Drogheda , the vast majority of the bridge including its central pylon and 56 cables are situated in County Meath, although the last few northern most cables partly stretch across the county boundary into County Louth. The bridge carries traffic from the M1, across the River Boyne, linking Dublin and Belfast. It was built as part of the M1 Drogheda bypass, diverting traffic from the old N1, now reclassified as the R132, around Drogheda and out of the town centre. The Bridge is widely admired and around 2005 became the main feature in the crest of Louth GAA, even though it is almost entirely situated in County Meath...

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The Boyne River Bridge is Ireland?s longest cable-stayed bridge and is widely regarded as one the most impressive feats of civil engineering in Ireland. Situated 3 kilometres west of Drogheda , the vast majority of the bridge including its central pylon and 56 cables are situated in County Meath, although the last few northern most cables partly stretch across the county boundary into County Louth. The bridge carries traffic from the M1, across the River Boyne, linking Dublin and Belfast. It was built as part of the M1 Drogheda bypass, diverting traffic from the old N1, now reclassified as the R132, around Drogheda and out of the town centre. The Bridge is widely admired and around 2005 became the main feature in the crest of Louth GAA, even though it is almost entirely situated in County Meath...