Farmleigh Bridge

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Farmleigh Bridge
Droichead Farmleigh
Disused Bridge over the River Liffey - geograph.org.uk - 13562.jpg
Crosses River Liffey
Locale Dublin
Design Box truss
Opened 1850s
Coordinates 53°21′41″N 6°21′55″W / 53.3613°N 6.3652°W / 53.3613; -6.3652Coordinates: 53°21′41″N 6°21′55″W / 53.3613°N 6.3652°W / 53.3613; -6.3652

The Farmleigh Bridge (Irish: Droichead Farmleigh), also known as the Strawberry Beds Bridge,[1] is a privately owned disused bridge spanning the River Liffey and the Lower Lucan Road in Dublin, Ireland.

A single span steel box truss bridge,[1] with stone and masonry supports, it was built in the 1850s[2] to carry electricity lines from the mill race turbine to nearby Farmleigh house, and was used by staff who lived on the south side of the river (by Palmerstown) as a short-cut to the grand house.[3]

The bridge (near the Angler's Rest pub) is long disused, and somewhat dilapidated, though the elaborate stone gateway remains. The tunnel is no longer accessible and has been collapsed.[4]

Recently (April 2007), structures resembling hand rails have been erected within the bridge superstructure, although no base is present.

It was also known as "The Guinness Bridge".[citation needed]

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