SS8596 : Remains of railway viaduct, Cymer

taken 17 years ago, near to Cymer, Neath Port Talbot/Castell-Nedd Port Talbot, Great Britain

Remains of railway viaduct, Cymer
Remains of railway viaduct, Cymer
For a small town, the railway network at Cymer was exceedingly complex, with two lines approaching it from the west, one from the south and one from the east, whilst initially two dead end branches ran from it to Glyncorrwg and Abergwnfi a tunnel was built under the Bwlch mountain which gave access to the Rhondda Valley. The viaduct connected the line from Bridgend to the Glyncorrwg line. Although it closed in 1970, the main girders of the viaduct remain to this day, despite their value as scrap. The end wall appears to have been blocked up to prevent access to the girders - the rails would have been at the level of the tops of the wing walls in the foreground.
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Date Taken
July 2001   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 857 961 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.1221N 3:39.2146W
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