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Bridge 134 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5766 / 52°34'35"N

Longitude: -3.1993 / 3°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 318825

OS Northings: 298323

OS Grid: SO188983

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.BM10

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.THQJ

Entry Name: Bridge 134 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16398

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries a field-track over the canal S of Trwst Llewelyn Farm, which is 1km approx SW of Garthmyl.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Trwst Llywelyn

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The Montgomeryshire Canal was built from Garthmyl to Newtown between 1815 and 1819-21 (Josiah Jessop, engineer); this bridge (with later repairs) forms part of that development.

Exterior

Single span brick arched bridge, with some stone dressings. Outer piers and parapet have pyramidal stone copings, and stone string course marks the position of the road bed. Splayed in plan, and in section rising in a shallow curve. Abutments chamfered on tow-path side.
Part of the original engineering of the western arm of the Montgomeryshire Canal, and a good example of the bridge design associated with it.

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