The Egyptian Arch was completed in 1851 and was designed by William Dargan. The design was based on the Pylon, or gateway to an ancient Egyptian Temple. The latter of course is the origin of the name that we give to those giant steel structures that carry power lines between settlements.
The Eighteen Arches – or Craigmore Viaduct – dates from the same time for indeed they are both part of the railway system – the mid-nineteenth century being its Golden Age.
As earlier stated, the Egyptian Arch has been chosen as the reverse design for the next batch of pound coins – the only Northern Ireland monument so to feature.
… Ross Monument ? ..