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Tramroad Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7224 / 51°43'20"N

Longitude: -3.4533 / 3°27'11"W

OS Eastings: 299712

OS Northings: 203631

OS Grid: SN997036

Mapcode National: GBR HK.2Q2T

Mapcode Global: VH6CX.3Y7Z

Entry Name: Tramroad Bridge

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10894

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the River Cynon immediately below the modern A4059 bypass.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Aberdare (Aberdâr)

Community: Aberdare

Locality: Trecynon

Built-Up Area: Aberdare

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected in l811 and manufactured by the Abernant Foundry. Carried the tramroad from Abernant across to the Trecynon area; may also have carried traffic for Ysguborwen and Aberdare works.

Exterior

Early cast-iron bridge ca 3m wide and ca l0.5m long; rubble abutments. Decking of cast iron plates on four arched lattice beams. Simple modern iron parapets, one upright is reused and inscribed 'Abernant l8ll'. Ridged top to the deck providing the horses with grip when pulling across the bridge. Abutments are slightly curved outwards at ends. Recently restored and now forming part of a public footpath.

Scheduled Ancient Monument: Gm347

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