The Farmleigh Bridge (Irish: Droichead Farmleigh), also known as the Strawberry Beds Bridge, 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, with stone and masonry supports, it was built in the 1850s 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.
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.
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".
- Farmleigh Bridge (or Strawberry Beds Bridge) at Structurae
- National Inventory of Architectural Heritage - Entry on bridge
- Farmleigh House Tour - Including description of Bridge
- "Archiseek entry. With pictures". Archiseek Architectural Database. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008.
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