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Bridge 139 over The Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5681 / 52°34'5"N

Longitude: -3.2155 / 3°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 317709

OS Northings: 297395

OS Grid: SO177973

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.C90L

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.LQ02

Entry Name: Bridge 139 over The Montgomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16368

Building Class: Transport

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Fron

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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16368

Carries a drive-way over the canal on the W side of the A483 immediately SW of Maes Fron, 0.3km approx. S of Fron Post Office Stores.

History: The Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company purchased the western branch of the Montgomeryshire Canal in 1850, and carried out a programme of engineering work, including the replacement of several early bridges. This swing bridge is built to a design associated with the Company, and is likely to be late C19.

Description: Bellied cast-iron girders carry the decking of the bridge, which swings into a blue brick turning circle on the W bank of the canal. Rails to either side probably later additions or renewals.

An interesting example of an iron-girder swing bridge, and one of a very small number of such bridges dating from the later C19 engineering work on the canal.

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  • II Maes Fron
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road, approx 0.3km S of Fron Post Office Stores. The Montgomeryshire Canal runs immediately to the rear of the cottage.
  • II Brick Shed alongside Bridge 140 over The Canal
    Carries a track or drive-way over the canal off the W side of A483 approx 0.3km S of Fron Post Office Stores.
  • II Bridge 140 over The Canal
    Carries a track or drive-way over the canal off the W side of A483 0.3km approx. S of Fron Post Office Stores.
  • II Bridge 137 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    Carries the by-road which leaves the A483 on the W side alongside the Post Office Stores at Fron.
  • II Telephone Call-box in front of Fron Post Office Stores
    Set to rear of wide pavement on corner with by-road over canal bridge. Backs onto left side of the brick frontage of the Post Office Stores.
  • II Post Office Stores
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road at Fron, and with the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately to the rear.
  • II Tan-y-Fron
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road at Fron, and with the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately to the rear.
  • II Bridge Cottage
    Situated immediately alongside the River Severn and approached via a by-road which leaves the A483 to the E at Fron.

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