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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
Entry Name: Former Railway Bridge over Montgomeryshire Canal
Listing Date: 11 March 1981
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16725
Building Class: Transport
Location: Immediately N of the Lledan Aqueduct, carrying a footpath over the canal.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Built-Up Area: Welshpool
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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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