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BIGSWEIR BRIDGE, WHITEBROOK

Site Details




NPRN
24211
Map Reference
SO50NW
Grid Reference
SO53880510
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Trellech United
Type of Site
BRIDGE
Broad Class
TRANSPORT
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description
Bigsweir Bridge dates from 1825 and has a cast-iron span of 49 metres (160ft) on the Monmouth Turnpike. The bridge was cast in Merthyr Tydfil and it is probably the largest of the cast-iron bridges made at the south Wales ironworks. There is also a single-storey toll-house.

The site has been surveyed during aerial reconnaissance by the Royal Commission, the photographs are; RCAHMW AP94-CS 0447, RCAHMW AP945063/44-5. The monument has been de-scheduled but remains a Grade 2* listed structure of special architectural and historic interest.

Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 29 July 2011

Sources:
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003
Cadw 20.05.2005

  
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