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Brockweir Bridge

Brockweir Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 11, 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Mill Hill Road Over River Wye (Afon Gwy)
Location
Tintern (Tyndyrn) and Brockweir: South West, England and Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy), Wales (Cymru): United Kingdom
Structure Type
Metal Lattice Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1908 By Builder/Contractor: E. Finch and Company of Chepstow, Wales

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
70 Feet (21.3 Meters)
Structure Length
214 Feet (65.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a good example of a lattice girder bridge, despite bolted alterations. It appears most of the diagonal bars that form the lattice have been replaced, as these are all bolted. The top chord remains riveted. Lengths given are an estimate.

Official Heritage Listing Information and Findings

Listed At: Grade II

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Reference Number: 24046

History
Opened in 1908 to replace a ferry. It was designed and built by E Finch and Co's foundry of Chepstow and was restored in 1986 by Sheppard Adkins (Engineering) Ltd.

Exterior
The bridge is constructed of cast and wrought iron. Paired cast iron cylinders are cross-braced to form the piers. Three spans of wrought iron lattice girders with the roadway running inside the girders which are separate to each span. Makers plate on the parapet E FINCH & Co LIMTD ENGINEERS 1908 IRONFOUNDERS CHEPSTOW, also one commemorating the restoration of the bridge in 1986 by Sheppard Adkins (Engineering) Ltd. The bridge spans the border between Wales and England and between Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

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