Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1805 - 1810
Single-arch hump-backed canal bridge carrying road over Royal Canal, built c.1806. Constructed of dressed limestone with ashlar limestone detailing including projecting string course at parapet base level/road level. Parapet walls constructed of brick with ashlar limestone coping over, brick voussoirs to arch. Cut stone pillars to ends of parapet walling. Bridge flanked by rubble limestone walls to north and south. Located in the west suburbs of Mullingar Town.
A typically well-built canal bridge, which is a valuable part of the architectural heritage of Westmeath and the industrial heritage of Ireland. Although humble in form, this structure has a simple and functional elegance. It is robustly built in fine stone masonry, which is testament to the long term ambitions of the Royal Canal Company at the start of the nineteenth century. The use of brick for the construction of the parapet walls and the arch is an unusual feature of this particular canal bridge.