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Bridge over Dock Feeder Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4754 / 51°28'31"N

Longitude: -3.1681 / 3°10'5"W

OS Eastings: 318971

OS Northings: 175807

OS Grid: ST189758

Mapcode National: GBR KLP.L2

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.15JS

Entry Name: Bridge over Dock Feeder Canal

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13988

Building Class: Transport

Location: Crosses former Junction Canal to W of Spillers and Bakers.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Junction Canal

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Bridge probably dates from 1850's when last phase of Bute East Dock was under construction and formerly carried road traffic over Junction Canal which connected Bute West and East Docks. Now footbridge in Atlantic Wharf development.

Exterior

Bridge has heavy abutments in rock-faced coursed brown stone with parapet in slightly smaller blocks. Smooth dressed blocking course at decking level. Parapet returns at corners of bridge to form refuges which are probably built from parapet wall to former approaches. Span of bridge slightly set back from abutments; buttresses on E and W of abutment on S side. Rounded rock-like coping stones to span of bridge and refuges, but flat coping stones to approaches. Bridge now approached by steps (formerly ramped) and has modern brick decking. Canal is spanned by six parallel I-beams which are bound together by transverse tie rods. Flanges on I-beams support shallow brick arches on which decking is bedded. Beneath bridge on N side on canal is later stone infill blocking towpath and supporting bridge.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a pair of small bridges surviving from early period of Bute E Dock. Group value with adjacent bridge.

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