SN7477 : The three bridges at Devil's Bridge

taken 1 month ago, near to Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

The three bridges at Devil's Bridge
The three bridges at Devil's Bridge
The top bridge was built in 1901 on top of the earlier 1753 bridge, which was in turn built on top of the original medieval bridge believed to have been built between AD 1075 and 1200. Legend has it that the first bridge was built by the devil because it was considered too difficult to have been built by mortals. The legend is that an old lady lived near the Afon Mynach. One day her cow wandered across the river and because of the steep gorge she did not know how to get it back. The devil appeared and told her he would build a bridge but he wanted the first living thing to cross it for himself. He believed she would be crossing to fetch the cow. However the old woman cheated the devil by throwing a lump of bread over the bridge. Her dog ran after it, so the devil had the dog and the old lady her cow.
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SN7477, 212 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7415 7701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.5977N 3:51.0123W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7415 7701
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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