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Pontygwaith Overbridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.671 / 51°40'15"N

Longitude: -3.3304 / 3°19'49"W

OS Eastings: 308092

OS Northings: 197757

OS Grid: ST080977

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.5YTD

Mapcode Global: VH6DC.7859

Entry Name: Pontygwaith Overbridge

Listing Date: 20 February 2003

Last Amended: 5 April 2016

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80908

Location: Reached down a steep by-road from the old Cardiff to Merthyr road; by-road crosses the former Taff Vale Railway just before the overbridge.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Town: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Treharris

Locality: Pontygwaith

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Overbridge carrying the track to Pont y Gwaith over the Penydarren tramroad, said to be mid C19 as crossing a diversion on the tramroad. The bridge immediately adjoins the bridge over the Taff Vale railway opened in 1841 and may have been rebuilt to accommodate the altered roadway. Restored as part of the Trevithick 2004 Project.

Exterior

Road bridge over former tramroad, abutting railway bridge. Rubble stone, tall narrow arch with stone voussoirs and rubble stone, the parapets sloping up with roadway to abut railway bridge parapets.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a stone overbridge over the Penydarren tramroad, a nationally important feature in the history of iron production and railway development in Wales. Group value with the adjacent railway bridge.

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