Abercynon, R. Taff, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, Wales

 

 

Location  UK OSGR ST080938

 

Span    37m (c120 feet)  

Width 1.8m (8 feet)

Built c1900

 

Evidence that this was a Harper bridge: definite.

Abercynon jpg.jpg

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collection

This bridge was built around 1900 and was washed away about 1942.  It allowed access to the old Navigation Mine from the other side of the river. The bridge is very similar to the one at Doverage, again 1.8m (6 feet wide) and approximately 120 feet span. I’m grateful to Keith Lewis-Jones for sending me a photograph of the abutments today – which we didn’t find during our search for the site.

More bridges

Abercynon abutments.JPG

Keith Lewis-Jones