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Latitude: 52.9012 / 52°54'4"N
Longitude: -4.4653 / 4°27'54"W
OS Eastings: 234284
OS Northings: 336600
OS Grid: SH342366
Mapcode National: GBR 58.P7SK
Mapcode Global: WH44H.CBXP
Entry Name: Pont Bodfel
Listing Date: 19 October 1971
Last Amended: 8 February 1999
Source ID: 4333
Building Class: Transport
Location: The bridge carries the major road N from Pwllheli to Nefyn over the Afon Rhyd-hir, some 900m N of Efailnewydd.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The bridge on the site of an earlier bridge, was rebuilt in 1805.
The rubble stone built bridge is set out on a broad curve over the wet valley bottom of the Afon Rhyd-hir, and comprises 3 segmental arches of shaped rubble voussoirs inset below flush spandrels and parapet. The cutwaters on both sides are angled back to the base of the parapet, which continues as a parapet with stone copings to the causeway at both ends. The main bridge spans approximately 5.85m rising 2.5m above the river, affording a carriageway of 4.75m wide plus parapets of 40cm.
Included as a good example of a raised causeway bridge, particularly notable as being carefully laid out on a continuous curve.
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