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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
Source ID: 16368
Building Class: Transport
Community: Berriew (Aberriw)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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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