Monday, 15 October 2012

The A 470

A470 road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia  The road runs through the heart of Wales 186 miles I am doing the journey from Llanrwst to Blaunau Ffestiniog some 30 miles, Along the route there are three  bridges that cross the Conwy river
 Y bont fawr,(big bridge)
Llanrwst bridge,,built in 1636 by Inigo Jones

 Waterloo Bridge is an early cast iron bridge, spanning the River Conwy at Betws-y-Coed, in Conwy county borough, north-west Wales.
The bridge is located about half a mile south-east of the village. It was built by the civil engineer Thomas Telford. An inscription on the arch records that it was constructed in the year of the Battle of Waterloo: but although designed and constructed in 1815 its erection was not completed that year. It was raised as part of building the road from London to Holyhead (now the A5). The bridge is made wholly from cast iron (apart from the stone bastions) and was only the seventh such bridge to be built.

Just before we join the A5 at Betws-y-coed there is this waterfall on the side of the road.
This to me being a stone mason is one of the most fascinating bridges I have seen ,from what i could see the bridge is almost 1/4 mile long and carries the Railway line from Llandudno junction to Blaunau Ffestiniog the bridge is construted rom local granite stone

Owen Gethin Jones born, Penmachno. Carpenter, builder, contractor.

this is all thats left of the pont-y-pant tennis court changing rooms.

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