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Gethin Tramway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Troed-y-rhiw, Merthyr Tydfil

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Latitude: 51.7211 / 51°43'16"N

Longitude: -3.3652 / 3°21'54"W

OS Eastings: 305790

OS Northings: 203373

OS Grid: SO057033

Mapcode National: GBR HP.2N7N

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.MZ9Y

Entry Name: Gethin Tramway Bridge

Listing Date: 29 July 2003

Last Amended: 29 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81751

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated at Gethin on the S side of Abercanaid just W of the former Glamorganshire canal.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Troed-y-rhiw

Community: Troed-y-Rhiw

Locality: Abercanaid

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Mid C19 tramway bridge to enable access for Gethin farm to its land, under the Gethin tramway incline. The tramway, built c1846/49, connected the two Crawshay collieries, Gethin No. 1 Pit (Lower Gethin) and Gethin No. 2 Pit. It permitted coal from either to be taken direct to Cyfarthfa Works (via No. 2 Pit) or via the Glamorganshire canal from the dock alongside No. 1 Pit.


Narrow bridge with tall narrow arch (2.3m high, 2.9m wide and 9.9m deep), of rock-faced rubble stone with stringcourse over. Tall masonry revetment to side of sloping tramroad. No parapets.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved tramroad bridge of industrial archaeological interest, a now rare example of tramroad engineering in the region.

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