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Bridge 145 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyssil, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5515 / 52°33'5"N

Longitude: -3.2352 / 3°14'6"W

OS Eastings: 316341

OS Northings: 295564

OS Grid: SO163955

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.DB58

Mapcode Global: VH684.W40C

Entry Name: Bridge 145 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 14 July 1997

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18530

Building Class: Transport

Location: The bridge carries a trackway over the canal and is located to the N of bridge 146 and Brynderwen Lock. It is immediately E of the A483 Welshpool to Newtown road.

County: Powys

Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)

Community: Llandyssil

Locality: Brynderwen

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

One of a group of ‘fish-bellied’ iron bridges probably designed and constructed by George Buck, engineer of the Montgomeryshire Canal. He was engineer of the Western branch in 1832-3, and bridges of this type were built over a considerable period of time up to c1850. It has been suggested that this may be the only one to retain the original girder positions.

Exterior

Cast iron ‘fish-bellied’ beam bridge. There are 5 original beams supporting a replacment deck of concrete with a plywood soffit The parapets consist of timber posts, at the ends and in the centre, and 3 rows of iron rails. These continue to the W and are splayed. The iron beams sit on sandstone padstones, probably rebuilt, on brick abutments. The abutments have chamfered blue brick copings and are splayed to the E where the towpath is located. To the W the abutments are straight, with curved buttresses running outwards and terminating with piers.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a small group of ‘fish-bellied’ iron bridges over the Montgomeryshire Canal. These bridges represent the early use of girders of this characteristic shape, designed to compensate for the low tensile strength of cast iron.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brynderwen Warehouse
    Located at Brynderwen wharf on the Montgomeryshire Canal, between Brynderwen Lock and the A483.
  • II Bridge 146 and Brynderwen Lock
    Located at Brynderwen wharf to the E of the A 483.
  • II Dolforwyn Hall Hotel
    Located on the W edge of the Severn valley, the ground sloping sharply upwards to the rear.
  • II* Brynderwen Bridge and Bridge 147 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    Two bridges on the B4368 which links the A483 and Abermule village. Brynderwen bridge crosses the River Severn, to the E of bridge 147 over the Montgomeryshire canal.
  • II The Cottage
    Located alongside a narrow lane leading SW from the A483 at Dolforwyn.
  • II Bridge 144 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    The bridge carries a trackway over the canal and is located between Glanhafren and Brynderwen. It is immediately E of the A483 Welshpool to Newtown road.
  • II Oak Tree Cottage
    Located on a narrow lane, to the rear of the Waterloo Arms in Abermule
  • II Glanhafren
    Located on low lying ground between the River Severn and the Montgomery Canal Approached from the A483 via a bridge over the Canal. A former malthouse, now much altered, lies at right-angles to the

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