Y Bont Fawr, Pontrhydyfen, Afan Valley, Wales.
N 51° 37.993 W 003° 44.461
30U E 448714 N 5720504
Quick Description: The former Aquaduct, 450 feet Long, & 75 feet high, known locally as 'Y Bont Fawr' is situated at Pontrhydyfen, in the Afan Valley,
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 8:58:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMDDDX
Pontrhydyfen is distinguished by two large 19th-century bridges that span the valley at the confluence of the River Afan and the smaller Afon Pelenna. a railway viaduct ('the red bridge') and a former aqueduct, known locally as Y Bont Fawr (The Big Bridge). The latter, built by John Reynolds and completed in 1825, is 459 feet (140 m) long and over 75 feet (23 m) high. It supplied the water which powered the giant waterwheels of the Cwmavon blast furnaces. The bridge remains in use today, for pedestrians and cyclists,
the canal which it once carried having been filled in.
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