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Latitude: 51.6621 / 51°39'43"N
Longitude: -3.8366 / 3°50'11"W
OS Eastings: 273063
OS Northings: 197520
OS Grid: SS730975
Mapcode National: GBR H1.6HPG
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.GH26
Entry Name: Drymau Road Viaduct
Listing Date: 29 March 2000
Last Amended: 29 March 2000
Source ID: 23065
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spanning Drymau Road on the E side of the village and N of the main A4230.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)
Built-Up Area: Neath
Traditional County: Glamorgan
An integral feature of the South Wales Railway, completed in 1850 between Chepstow and Swansea. The supervising engineer was I.K. Brunel, and here the railway was built to a broad gauge. The bridge was built over a road and a tramroad taking coal to the Mines Royal Copper Works.
A deep 3-bay viaduct of snecked stone with tooled dressings to the elliptical arches. The central piers are pierced with round-headed openings. Projecting stone bands in each face define the base of the coped parapets that terminate in square piers above the abutments. The abutments are battered and retain an embankment on each side.
Listed for its industrial archaeological interest as a Brunel-period railway bridge and one of the original structures on the South Wales Railway.
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