River Severn - Afon Hafren

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Newtown to Welshpool

SO1292 : Ford across the River Severn? by Penny Mayes SO1393 : River Severn near Freestone lock by Penny Mayes SO1493 : River Severn, Cilgwrgan Bridge by kevin skidmore
SO1493 : River Severn at Aberbechan by Penny Mayes SO1594 : River Severn,Abermule bypass bridge by kevin skidmore SO1694 : River Severn at Abermule by Penny Mayes

The Grade II* Brynderwen Bridge at Abermule is another Thomas Penson design and was built by the Brymbo Company of Wrexham. An inscription on the face reads 'THIS SECOND IRON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY WAS ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1852'.

SO1695 : Abermule "The Second Ironbridge", looking upstream by kevin skidmore SO1695 : River Severn, Brynderwen road bridge by kevin skidmore

Fron footbridge near Plas Mereddyd is a more modest structure by David Rowell & Co dating from 1926.

SO1897 : River Severn, Fron footbridge by kevin skidmore SO1897 : River Severn, Plas Meredydd by kevin skidmore

The bridge at Caerhowel was opened in 1858 to replace an earlier wooden bridge washed away by flooding in 1852 and a short-lived suspension bridge that collapsed under loading from lime wagons. The Thomas Penson design has been substantially strengthened for modern traffic loading.

SO1998 : Riverside caravan park by Penny Mayes SO1998 : Perfection in cast iron by John Haynes SO1998 : Caerhowel Bridge over the Severn by Penny Mayes SO1998 : Cast iron's little helper by John Haynes SO1998 : Warning on the bridge by Penny Mayes

There has been a bridge at Caerhowel since 1250 with some evidence of the previous structures unearthed 300 yards downstream of the current bridge.

SO1998 : Remnants of pre1854 Caerhowel Bridge by John Davies SO2098 : Site of the early bridges across the Severn at Caerhowel by John Davies SO2098 : Remains of Caerhowel Bridge pre 1785 by John Davies

The ancient ford at Rwd Chwima (Rhydwhyman) was an important crossing point in the Vale of Montgomery. Talks took place between the English and Welsh nearby and the river formed the border between the countries between here and the ford at Shrawardine, Salop.

SO2098 : Fallen willows by the Severn by Penny Mayes SO2098 : The historic Ford at Montgomery (Welsh = Rhyd Chwima = the swift ford) by John Davies SO2098 : The ford at Rhydwhyman by John Firth SO2098 : River Severn at Rhydwhyman by John Firth SO2098 : Ford of Montgomery today by John Davies

The River Rhiw joins at Glansevern Hall (Refail)

SJ1900 : Confluence of Rivers Rhiw and Severn by John Firth SJ2000 : River Severn by Oliver Dixon SJ2102 : Afon Hafren at Severnside by John Haynes SJ2202 : Severnside Farm by Don Cawthra SJ2203 : River Severn by Don Cawthra

Road and rail cross the river beside the mill at Cilcewydd. The road bridge is another Thomas Penson design completed in 1861, two years after his death.

SJ2204 : River Severn,Cilcewydd road bridge by kevin skidmore SJ2204 : Water Mill beside the River Severn by John M SJ2204 : River Severn,Cilcewydd railway bridge. by kevin skidmore SJ2305 : The Severn in flood by Penny Mayes

Leighton Road Bridge lies in the floodplain to the east of Welshpool.

SJ2306 : Upstream on the River Severn by John Firth SJ2306 : River Severn,Leighton road bridge. by kevin skidmore SJ2306 : River Severn Weir Near Welshpool by John Lucas


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