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Latitude: 51.6106 / 51°36'38"N
Longitude: -3.3336 / 3°20'1"W
OS Eastings: 307749
OS Northings: 191043
OS Grid: ST077910
Mapcode National: GBR HQ.9Q6D
Mapcode Global: VH6DK.5SH4
Entry Name: White Bridge (also known as Berw Bridge)
Listing Date: 26 February 2001
Last Amended: 26 February 2001
Source ID: 24848
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spanning the River Taff approximately 0.7km NNE of Pontypridd Bridge.
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built in 1907, designed by P R A Willoughby, surveyor to Pontypridd Urban District Council, in association with L G Mouchel & Partners, pioneers of reinforced concrete construction. The contractor was Watkin Williams & Page. Its river span, of 35m, was when built the longest reinforced concrete arch in Britain.
Reinforced concrete bridge of a single arch spanning the river and narrower outer round-headed arches. The river is spanned by 3 parallel segmental trusses with cross braces and vertical spandrel columns to support the deck, springing from shallow piers on common bases. The outer arches have similar detail. The parapet has been replaced with modern galvanised railings. The abutments are of rock-faced sandstone, belonging to an earlier bridge on the site. The tops of piers have added lamp posts.
Listed grade II* as a major road bridge belonging to the first generation of reinforced concrete construction, a type of structure now exceptionally rare in Wales.
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