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Latitude: 52.7151 / 52°42'54"N
Longitude: -3.1077 / 3°6'27"W
OS Eastings: 325271
OS Northings: 313625
OS Grid: SJ252136
Mapcode National: GBR B1.25KN
Mapcode Global: WH79J.70DV
Entry Name: Wern Bridge
Listing Date: 29 December 1994
Last Amended: 29 December 1994
Source ID: 15438
Building Class: Transport
Location: Canal bridge No. 107 over the Montgomeryshire Canal.
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
c.1820-33, G Buck, Engineer.
Stone coping brick abutments with later blue engineering brick chamfered vertical corners. Applied iron strips to protect corners on towpath. Bridge of five fish-bellied cast iron 'T'-joists with 170x40mm bottom flange, depth 210-280mm, the outer joist cast with pockets for timber guard rail, all bearing on stone padstones. Roadway carried on probably original 70mm x 305mm hardwood planks spanning between beams. No numbered identity plate. Canal revetted with concrete.
The course of the canal between Red Bridge and Wern Bridge is raised on a high embankment, the borrow pits along the canal having later been used for growing osiers, and as a source of puddling clay during the construction of the canal, and from 1824 as a source for brick earth
One of a number of ironwork structures added during engineering improvements to the canal in early C19.
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