Survey Data

Reg No

14914006


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1800 - 1810


Coordinates

211113, 222826


Date Recorded

10/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

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.

Appraisal

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.