Farmleigh Bridge

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Farmleigh Bridge
Droichead Farmleigh
Disused Bridge over the River Liffey - geograph.org.uk - 13562.jpg
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
Crosses River Liffey
Locale Dublin
Characteristics
Design Box truss
History
Opened 1850s

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, with no remaining base or platform to carry traffic, though the elaborate stone gateway remains. The tunnel is no longer accessible and has been collapsed.[4]

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