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Latitude: 52.0304 / 52°1'49"N
Longitude: -3.8116 / 3°48'41"W
OS Eastings: 275815
OS Northings: 238432
OS Grid: SN758384
Mapcode National: GBR Y3.GC5S
Mapcode Global: VH4HF.W7BC
Entry Name: Pont Newydd
Listing Date: 29 November 1995
Last Amended: 29 November 1995
Source ID: 16986
Building Class: Transport
Location: Situated some 1.5 km S of Cilycwm on road to Llandovery.
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
1822 road bridge over the Towy, built to similar technology as Dolauhirion Bridge (also in this community) of 1773, that is the revolutionary use of cylindrical piercing of the spandrels to lighten weight and provide a counterbalancing structural strength against the outward forces of the arch.
Rubble stone road bridge, of single large elliptical arch with cut-stone voussoirs and keystones. Spandrels pierced by large weight-reducing circles, like Dolauhirion. Projecting shelf carrying parapet, following hump of bridge. Rubble stone parapets with flat tooled stone coping, the centre S capstone dated 1822. The abutments at SE and NW are splayed out on arches to ease approach lines.
A handsome single-span stone bridge on the model of Dolauhirion
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