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The Usk Bridge (partly in Llanbadoc Community)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Usk, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2129

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the west side of Usk; carries the A472 across the river.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Usk

Community: Usk (Brynbuga)

Community: Usk

Built-Up Area: Usk

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as well-proportioned C18 and early C19 road bridge, possibly designed by William Edwards.

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