The Farmleigh Bridge (Irish: Droichead Farmleigh), also known as the Silver Bridge or Strawberry Beds Bridge, is a disused bridge spanning the River Liffey and the Lower Lucan Road in Dublin, Ireland.
A single-span cast iron box truss bridge, with stone and masonry supports, it was built in the 1870s to carry water pipes and electricity lines from the mill race turbine to nearby Farmleigh house. Privately-built by the Guinness family, it was also 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, 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.
As of late 2015, campaigners had initiated a petition for the bridge to be restored and used as part of a Liffey greenway plan. However, as of mid-2016, no funding had been allocated by Fingal Council to renovation of the bridge.
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Until pedestrian safety issues are resolved [...] it is not safe to open up the bridge for access. No capital funding has been identified for the repair of the bridge
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