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Latitude: 51.5891 / 51°35'20"N
Longitude: -3.1994 / 3°11'57"W
OS Eastings: 317002
OS Northings: 188488
OS Grid: ST170884
Mapcode National: GBR HX.C1Y3
Mapcode Global: VH6DT.HBG4
Entry Name: Pont Bedwas (partly in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen community)
Listing Date: 23 November 1961
Last Amended: 9 December 1998
Source ID: 13640
Building Class: Transport
Location: Bridge over the River Rhymney on the S boundary of the community. The roadway links Bedwas with Caerphilly and Rudry.
Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (Bedwas, Tretomos a Machen)
Built-Up Area: Caerphilly
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Early to mid C19; a bridge is shown in this location on the Bedwas Tithe Map of 1846. Attributed to David Edwards, son of William Edwards (1719 - 89), who built the bridge at Pontypridd. Three of William's sons built bridges, those at Llandeilo, Edwinsford and Bedwas being the most well known.
Two-span bridge with slightly ramped deck. Constructed of roughly coursed dark grey stone. Wide segmental arches with voussoirs. Central triangular cutwater on each side rising to top of parapets, the lower parts refaced. The parapets are continuous and have splayed ends. Flat coping stones, some replaced. Internal side of W parapet includes a marker stone with an inscription, much eroded. It reads DISTRICT/ --- /18-5, the latter probably the date of construction.
Listed as an unaltered example of this building type with additional historic interest.
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