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Latitude: 53.202 / 53°12'7"N
Longitude: -4.118 / 4°7'4"W
OS Eastings: 258628
OS Northings: 369305
OS Grid: SH586693
Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.284W
Mapcode Global: WH547.QS85
Plus Code: 9C5Q6V2J+QR
Entry Name: Railway bridge at Coed Howel
Listing Date: 22 September 1997
Last Amended: 22 September 1997
Source ID: 18919
Building Class: Transport
Location: Located on a minor road leading E off the road from Glasinfryn to Bangor.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The railway bridge was built c1884 for the new standard gauge Bangor and Bethesda branch of the London and North-Western Railway, to replace the former Penrhyn mineral railway on the opposite bank of the Afon Cegin. It is now disused and the track removed.
The bridge carries a single track line on high embankments, over the access to Coed Howel. It has closely jointed and coursed slate abutments, capped with margin-dressed rock-faced stone copings and dressings. The splayed sides fall steeply to coped end piers. The bridge itself consists of two wide compound girders, one under each line, with an arched iron plate spanning between them, the girders supported on corbels. The guard rail each side consists of rivetted angles forming an open lattice, and angle top member, spanning to coped and weathered end abutment piers.
Included as an interesting example of a simply constructed railway bridge.
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