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Latitude: 53.1155 / 53°6'55"N
Longitude: -4.274 / 4°16'26"W
OS Eastings: 247899
OS Northings: 360005
OS Grid: SH478600
Mapcode National: GBR 5J.7L7H
Mapcode Global: WH43F.9YZH
Entry Name: Former railway bridge at Bontnewydd
Listing Date: 29 July 1997
Last Amended: 29 July 1997
Source ID: 18618
Building Class: Transport
Location: Crossing the Afon Gwyrfai and a minor road to Llanfaglan, some 400m W of the A487 in the centre of Bontnewydd.
Built-Up Area: Bontnewydd
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Railway bridge possibly of c1867 over Afon Gwyrfai and road to Llanfaglan. The Caernarfon to Afonwen Railway opened in 1867, built by Thomas Savin partly on the earlier Nantlle narrow gauge railway, but this railway crossed the river on a different site according to 1842 Tithe Map.
Large triple-arched railway bridge in rock-faced squared stone with broad brick segmental arches. Arches have five courses of brickwork. Two big piers, low parapets.
Listed as a well-detailed example of a large mid-C19 railway bridge.
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