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Railway bridge at Coed Howel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.202 / 53°12'7"N

Longitude: -4.118 / 4°7'4"W

OS Eastings: 258628

OS Northings: 369305

OS Grid: SH586693

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.284W

Mapcode Global: WH547.QS85

Entry Name: Railway bridge at Coed Howel

Listing Date: 22 September 1997

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18919

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on a minor road leading E off the road from Glasinfryn to Bangor.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Glasinfryn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The railway bridge was built c1884 for the new standard gauge Bangor and Bethesda branch of the London and North-Western Railway, to replace the former Penrhyn mineral railway on the opposite bank of the Afon Cegin. It is now disused and the track removed.

Exterior

The bridge carries a single track line on high embankments, over the access to Coed Howel. It has closely jointed and coursed slate abutments, capped with margin-dressed rock-faced stone copings and dressings. The splayed sides fall steeply to coped end piers. The bridge itself consists of two wide compound girders, one under each line, with an arched iron plate spanning between them, the girders supported on corbels. The guard rail each side consists of rivetted angles forming an open lattice, and angle top member, spanning to coped and weathered end abutment piers.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting example of a simply constructed railway bridge.

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