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Latitude: 51.9503 / 51°57'1"N
Longitude: -3.5056 / 3°30'20"W
OS Eastings: 296622
OS Northings: 229052
OS Grid: SN966290
Mapcode National: GBR YJ.M92S
Mapcode Global: VH5FG.672Q
Entry Name: Suspension bridge at Abercamlais
Listing Date: 17 January 1963
Last Amended: 27 May 2005
Source ID: 6788
Building Class: Transport
Location: Situated downstream of Abercamlais Bridge, across the Usk.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Mid-to later C19 iron suspension bridge over the Usk, said to have been built by one of the Baileys of Glanusk, to a remarkable design with minimal ironwork.
Suspension bridge, of iron rods with thin flat iron strip for the decking. Two long iron rods each side, bolted to cast-iron posts each end, with thick wire hangers wound around both rods and then continued down to carry flat pieces of iron under the decking. The decking is of four parallel strips of iron.
The cast-iron posts are thin, splayed away from each other and joined at the tops by a hooped piece of iron rod. Each post has four holes, two for the main rods, and two for diagonal outer rods that run parallel into the ground, the upper ends bolted just below each of the main rods.
Iron gate at S end.
Included for its special historic interest as a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering on a minimal scale.
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