Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Scientific, Technical
In Use As
1795 - 1800
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.
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.