Ballydehob's 12-Arched Viaduct
The magnificent 12 arch bridge, which dominates the estuary of Ballydehob, was built in 1886 and was the major engineering achievement of the Skibbereen and Schull railway line. By the middle of the 20th century, the line was closed.
Today, you may cross the bridge on foot as part of a part of a short looped walk. Coming on the road from Skibbereen and just before the existing road bridge, turn to your left into the car park. Read the info boards in the car park and off you go to enjoy the views out towards Ballydehob Bay and also towards the village itself. The local river is called Bawnaknockane.
I'm afraid there was no plaque on the wooden sculptures so I can't tell you anything about them.
RTE Archive Video of the railway: https://www.rte.ie/archives/2017/0404/865210-west-cork-railway/
Lots of info on the village on this local website here