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Former Railway Bridge over Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6593 / 52°39'33"N

Longitude: -3.1441 / 3°8'38"W

OS Eastings: 322713

OS Northings: 307459

OS Grid: SJ227074

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5GMH

Mapcode Global: WH79P.PF04

Plus Code: 9C4RMV54+P9

Entry Name: Former Railway Bridge over Montgomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16725

Building Class: Transport

Location: Immediately N of the Lledan Aqueduct, carrying a footpath over the canal.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: The bridge was built to carry the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway over the canal. The Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion Railway Company was formed in 1898, and the railway opened in 1903. It was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1921, and closed by British Rail in 1956.

Description: Stone abutments with rusticated terminal piers at E side and rough rubble to W, support cast-iron girders carrying road-bed (formed from sleepers).

A unique surviving relic of the light railway in its length through the town, the bridge also forms part of a group of structures associated with the canal.

References: Eva Bredsdorff, Welshpool in Old Photographs, 1993, p.84;
Ralph Cartwright and R.T.Russell, The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, 1972.

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