Survey Data

Reg No

14911008


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1795 - 1800


Coordinates

257962, 232483


Date Recorded

22/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch masonry canal bridge, built in 1797, spanning the Grand Canal. Random rubble limestone walls with dressed string course, voussoirs and terminating piers. Parapets coped with dressed limestone. Circular carved stone date plaque reads: 'Trimblestown Bridge 1797'. Deck is humped and has ramped approaches.

Appraisal

Trimblestown Bridge, which dates to 1797, is an intact example of the late eighteenth-century canal bridge. This bridge makes an attractive addition to the architectural heritage of Offaly and a positive addition to the canalscape of the area. This section of the canal, erected by the Grand Canal Company, was opened the same year as the erection of the bridge, 1797.