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Latitude: 51.6418 / 51°38'30"N
Longitude: -3.9316 / 3°55'53"W
OS Eastings: 266439
OS Northings: 195438
OS Grid: SS664954
Mapcode National: GBR WTT.Q8
Mapcode Global: VH4K3.SZXR
Entry Name: Morfa Bridge
Listing Date: 22 October 2003
Last Amended: 22 October 2003
Source ID: 81960
Location: Across the River Tawe, beside the entrance to Swansea Athletic Stadium.
Community: Bonymaen (Bôn-y-maen)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Iron and timber bascule bridge built 1909 for Williams, Foster and Company. It provided a rail link between the Morfa Works and waste tips on the E side of the Tawe. The bridge has a water tank under its W end which when filled caused the main deck of the bridge to lift clear of its timber supports.
Iron and timber bascule bridge with coursed rubble abutments with raked revetment walls, raised twin piers with pyramidal cappings. Timber deck with modern handrails supported by braced timber piers with raked supports. Wider centre bay with square timber pier on W bank supports ironwork girder frame to counterpoised lifting deck (formerly with hydraulic power but now fixed).
Included as a rare survival of the historically important lifting and swivelling bridges on the lower Afon Tawe. Scheduled Ancient Monument GM392.
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