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Latitude: 51.7106 / 51°42'38"N
Longitude: -3.0493 / 3°2'57"W
OS Eastings: 327595
OS Northings: 201844
OS Grid: SO275018
Mapcode National: GBR J3.3HP2
Mapcode Global: VH79S.389G
Entry Name: Pont Newynydd
Listing Date: 29 May 1997
Last Amended: 29 May 1997
Source ID: 18454
Building Class: Transport
Location: A bridge over Afon Lwyd joining Hospital Road and Mill Road
Community: Trevethin (Trefddyn)
Built-Up Area: Pontypool
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The only surviving pre-C20 road bridge in Pontypool, dating from probably sometime between 1790-1820. This is a very ancient crossing of Afon Lwyd, possibly used by the Romans whose road alignment survives on both sides of the river.
An early C19 single arch bridge over the Afon Lwyd. Coursed squared limestone rubble. Elliptical arch with small voussoirs. Iron water pipe attached to the up-stream face. The deck and the parapets have been rebuilt (line of earlier parapets clearly visible) and the bridge paved in concrete paviours in recent years. The bridge is now by-passed and is a footbridge only.
Included for its special historic interest as a surviving early C19 bridge.
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