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Lower Eirw bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Trehafod, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6102 / 51°36'36"N

Longitude: -3.383 / 3°22'58"W

OS Eastings: 304326

OS Northings: 191055

OS Grid: ST043910

Mapcode National: GBR HN.9XCM

Mapcode Global: VH6DJ.9SWH

Entry Name: Lower Eirw bridge

Listing Date: 1 August 1996

Last Amended: 1 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17127

Building Class: Transport

Location: Bridge over River Rhondda linking former Lewis Merthyr Colliery on Coedcae Road with town centre on Trehafod Road.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Trehafod

Community: Trehafod

Built-Up Area: Porth

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Bridge shown on this site in OS Second Edition Map 1900. Inscription records widening in 1907 and reconstruction in 1927 by Rhondda Borough Council, designed and erected by staff of Council with structural engineer E. Taylor and made by Horsehay Co., of Shropshire. Originally carried a tramway.

Exterior

A single span road bridge; of bow girder construction comprising 2 painted curved metal parapets with uprights and diagonal braces on either side of the road, with adjacent on each side a footpath with latticework parapet and pyramidal caps and billet mouldings to uprights. End piers of channelled concrete with moulded shallow pyramidal caps over billet moulding; cast inscription on each end pier surmounted by decorative shaft. Beneath, the metal supports end in scrolled corbels on upstream side. Rockfaced stone abutments. These show evidence of widening and the footings of the cutwaters to the previous bridge are visible.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an intact example of this type of inter-war bridge construction.

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