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Latitude: 52.7756 / 52°46'32"N
Longitude: -3.1476 / 3°8'51"W
OS Eastings: 322684
OS Northings: 320395
OS Grid: SJ226203
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.Y9XK
Mapcode Global: WH793.MHCJ
Entry Name: Llansantffraid Bridge
Listing Date: 2 March 2004
Last Amended: 2 March 2004
Source ID: 82562
Building Class: Transport
Location: Across the River Vyrnwy at the east entrance to the village.
Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)
Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village
Built-Up Area: Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
A bridge constructed in the late C18 to replace one then destroyed by floods.
A bridge of two high segmental spans each of about 20 m between piers, in local uncoursed shaley stone with sandstone voussoirs. Central pier with rounded cutwater to both sides, each built up to support a semicircular pedestrian refuge. Smaller refuges over the end piers. Broad string course at base of parapets, carried around the refuges.
The carriageway is about 4 m wide between low parapets in similar masonry (partly replaced by orthostat stones at the south east corner). A pedestrian pavement has been formed at the east side, and an additional safety rail added to heighten the parapet on this side only.
An elegant two-arch C18 bridge in an ancient bridge location, which has retained its character notwithstanding the problem its narrow width poses for modern traffic
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