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Latitude: 52.5396 / 52°32'22"N
Longitude: -3.2547 / 3°15'16"W
OS Eastings: 315001
OS Northings: 294266
OS Grid: SO150942
Mapcode National: GBR 9V.F5CJ
Mapcode Global: VH684.JFRH
Entry Name: Bridge 150 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
Listing Date: 14 July 1997
Last Amended: 14 July 1997
Source ID: 18536
Building Class: Transport
Location: Located approximately 200m SW of Bridge 149 and its adjoining lock. The bridge carries a farm track linking two fields.
Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
One of a group of ‘fish-bellied’ iron bridges probably designed and constructed by George Buck, engineer of the Montgomeryshire Canal. He was engineer of the Western branch in 1832-3, but bridges of this type were built up to c1850.
Cast-iron ‘fish-bellied’ beam bridge. There are 5 original beams supporting a renewed deck with plywood soffit. The parapets consist of timber posts and 3 rows of modern steel rails. The iron beams sit on splayed brick abutments with sandstone copings and padstones. Immediately to the S are cast iron rebates for stop planks, and a sandstone block with iron ring no doubt for attaching boats. Beyond is a weir with wooden planks, leading down to the W.
Listed as one of a small group of ‘fish-bellied’ iron bridges over the Montgomeryshire Canal. These bridges represent the early use of girders of this characteristic shape, designed to compensate for the low tensile strength of cast iron.
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