Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1800 - 1810
Single-arch limestone canal bridge, c.1805, carrying the Ferbane Kilcormac road over the Grand Canal. Random rubble construction. Semi-elliptical profile arch with dressed limestone voussoirs. String course extends across face. Parapets coped with dressed stone blocks. Humped deck and ramped approaches.
Gallen Bridge, also known as Armstrong Bridge, is a typical example of the canal bridge erected across the Grand Canal in Offaly. It makes a positive and attractive and prominent addition to the canalscape and is an important piece of architectural heritage associated with Ireland's inland waterways.