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Get high resolution version » This is picture I took nearly four years ago - but it wasn't on my blog! The Boyne River Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Ireland is regarded as something of an engeering feat. It's certainly impressive to drive over at night. Placed 3 kilometres west of Drogheda, Co. Louth , most 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...