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Bridge over Dock Feeder Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.475 / 51°28'30"N

Longitude: -3.1693 / 3°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 318886

OS Northings: 175768

OS Grid: ST188757

Mapcode National: GBR KLP.96

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.06W2

Entry Name: Bridge over Dock Feeder Canal

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13989

Building Class: Transport

Location: Crosses Junction canal to E of right-angle bend.

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 traffic over Junction Canal which connected Bute West and East Docks. Now footbridge in Atlantic Wharf development.

Exterior

Heavy rock-faced abutments with parapet in slightly smaller blocks. Central span of bridge set back from abutments. Smoothed-dressed band course at decking level. Rounded rock-like coping stones to span of bridge but flat coping stones to flared approaches. Canal is spanned by 4 parallel I-beams which are bound together by transverse tie rods. Flanges on I-beams support shallow brick arches on which modern brick decking is bedded.

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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