Mystery over bridge name
How a bridge on the northside of Cork city came to be named is a mystery.
It emerged this week that Cork City Council has no records in relation to the naming of Garvey’s Bridge.
During a Cork City Council meeting on Monday, Sinn Féin Councillor Kenneth Collins asked, during question time, for City Hall officials to provide a summary of who Garvey’s Bridge on Redforge Road in Blackpool is named after and why.
Paul Moynihan, Director of Services, Corporate Affairs and International Relations told Cllr Collins that he contacted Irish Rail in relation to the matter.
He explained: “They have indicated that there are a small number of railway bridges throughout the network on both open and closed lines that are named after families, such as appears to be the case with Garvey’s Bridge.
“These are generally associated with families whose residence or land was given access across the railway by the bridge. The likelihood is that Garvey's Bridge would have borne the name from the time of the opening of the line,” he concluded.