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Latitude: 51.7018 / 51°42'6"N
Longitude: -2.9068 / 2°54'24"W
OS Eastings: 337429
OS Northings: 200734
OS Grid: SO374007
Mapcode National: GBR J9.3X52
Mapcode Global: VH79V.KHN6
Entry Name: The Usk Bridge (partly in Llanbadoc Community)
Listing Date: 1 April 1974
Last Amended: 30 April 2004
Source ID: 2129
Building Class: Transport
Location: On the west side of Usk; carries the A472 across the river.
Community: Usk (Brynbuga)
Built-Up Area: Usk
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The bridge was first built in 1746-47, possibly (according to Malkin's guide book of 1804) to the design of William Edwards, the greta bridge builder of South Wales; and was widened on both sides in 1836-37, but maintaining the same appearance. it has been little altered since.
The bridge is built of local red sandstone which is coursed and squared, including the arch dressings and the parapet coping. There are 5 segmental arches with the road ramped up to the centre. pointed cutwaters fading intp pilasters between each arch and on both faces of the bridge. The widening of the bridge on both sides can clearly be seen in the arch soffits. There is a continuous band above tha arches but this is hidden on the downstream side by an attached cast iron pipe. Parapet wall with flat stone coping.
Graded II* as well-proportioned C18 and early C19 road bridge, possibly designed by William Edwards.
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