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Wern Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandrinio, Powys

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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

Plus Code: 9C4RPV8R+2W

Entry Name: Wern Bridge

Listing Date: 29 December 1994

Last Amended: 29 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15438

Building Class: Transport

Location: Canal bridge No. 107 over the Montgomeryshire Canal.

County: Powys

Community: Llandrinio

Community: Llandrinio

Locality: Wern

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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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

Reasons for Listing

One of a number of ironwork structures added during engineering improvements to the canal in early C19.

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