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Plas Carew
Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed
Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QQ

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PONT-Y-CAFNAU,BRECON ROAD

Street Name and Number: ,
Listed Building Reference: 11408
Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22/08/1975
Date Amended: 13/01/1988
Co-ordinates: 304015,207071
Locality:
Community: Park
Council: Merthyr Tydfil
National Park: No

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Exterior
Small ironwork bridge spanning the River Taff immediately downstream from junction of Taf Fawr and Taf Fechan. Reached by an access road descending diagonally from Pont-y-Cefn (A470) and through EFI Industrial Estate. Believed to date from ca 1794 (probably the earliest known iron railway bridge). Originally carried a tramroad (4-foot gauge) from Cyfarthfa Ironworks immediately to S. Coursed rubble abutments support a pair of A-frame trusses with braces and vertical "king-posts"; raised brackets to cross-girder ends. Straight ironwork girders to deck which retains some chairs and seating from tramroad; modern metal handrails except for one original section flanking approach path on E bank. Scheduled Ancient Monument: Gm424

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