63. Pontypridd (Railway)

I have been wanting to get some decent pictures of William Edward’s bridge in Pontipridd for some time (years). March provided an opportunity but it was cold and wet and the pictures weren’t that good so try again. What I did find, though, was this amazing effort from IKB. Can it be chance that it is the same span?

Castle Garth, Newcastle

The railway viaduct at Castle Garth in Newcastle was constructed on centres built with 12 inch boards. The gaps between boards would have coincided with joints between brick courses, allowing the mortar to fall out. A possible explanation for ring separation in brick arches?

Llanelltyd Bridge

A scheduled monument dated to the second quarter of the 18th Century, this badly deformed bridge crosses Afon Mawddach on the southern exit from Llanelltyd. Formerly carrying the A470, it has been bypassed by a modern bridge which will surely be gone long before this one.