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Latitude: 53.2156 / 53°12'56"N
Longitude: -3.3802 / 3°22'48"W
OS Eastings: 307933
OS Northings: 369613
OS Grid: SJ079696
Mapcode National: GBR 6P.1FD8
Mapcode Global: WH76W.1FNQ
Entry Name: Pont Ruffydd (partly in Bodfari Community)
Listing Date: 9 January 1998
Last Amended: 9 January 1998
Source ID: 19218
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spanning the River Clwyd at the SE boundary of the community; partly in Bodfari community area.
Locality: Pont Ruffydd
Traditional County: Denbighshire
A bridge at this crossing point was described as being ''in very great decay'' in 1720. In 1784 a new bridge was contracted and was constructed to plans by the county architect and surveyor, Joseph Turner. Major repairs to this were carried out in 1821, the work being awarded to one Hugh Dayhurst of ''Llanrhaeadr'', stone mason, for the sum of £50. Stylistically the bridge can be linked to the Pont-yr-allt-Goch which is probably also by Turner.
Single-span road bridge of rubble construction. Wide segmental arch with rusticated soffit of red sandstone, the chamfered rustication continued onto the bridge faces as projecting voussoirs; plain stringcourse above. Gently-humped carriageway with splayed approaches terminating in rectangular piers with shallow pyramidal capping. Parapets with sandstone capping, the eastern downstream section renewed and with modern concrete copings. The parapet has a central projecting section to the inner face on both sides. There is a later stone stile and a rubble-parapetted flight of stone steps to the eastern downstream side.
Listed for its special interest as an C18 road bridge attributable to the county surveyor, Joseph Turner.
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