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Latitude: 52.4115 / 52°24'41"N
Longitude: -3.8415 / 3°50'29"W
OS Eastings: 274838
OS Northings: 280878
OS Grid: SN748808
Mapcode National: GBR 92.P4T4
Mapcode Global: VH4FH.CNH5
Entry Name: Yr Hen Bont
Listing Date: 21 January 1964
Last Amended: 25 November 2004
Source ID: 9825
Building Class: Transport
Location: Situated some 100m upstream of A44 bridge over the Rheidol, opposite Ponterwyd chapel.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Road bridge over the Afon Rheidol, probably later C18. A new bridge to the S was built when the new turnpike road to Llangurig was built in 1812, this demolished and rebuilt in C20. The old bridge has been attributed to the famous bridge builder William Edwards of Pontypool (1719-89) without evidence. Its narrow humped profile makes it one of the most distinctive bridges of the county.
Road bridge over Rheidol, rubble stone fine broad single arch, 15.5m span, of distinctly humped profile. Stone voussoirs to arch. Thin crown to arch. Rubble parapets with end-on stone copings, each side of narrow roadway of 2.4m width.
Included as a particularly fine steep single-arched bridge of C18 date.
Scheduled Ancient Monument CD006.
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