SO0307 : Cefn Coed Viaduct, Merthyr Tydfil

taken 7 years ago, near to Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful, Great Britain

Cefn Coed Viaduct, Merthyr Tydfil
Cefn Coed Viaduct, Merthyr Tydfil
This viaduct was built in 1866 the carry the Brecon and Merthyr railway over the Afon Taf Fawr.
It is of architectural interest in that it was built curved in order to avoid land belonging to the local iron master, Robert Crawshay.
The 15 arches have a length of 725ft and a maximum height of 115ft.
The last train crossed it in 1964 and it now part of the Taff Trail long distance path and National Cycle Route 8.
It is a Grade 2* listed structure.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Cefn-Coed-Y-Cymmer 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Taff Trail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0302 0768 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.5628N 3:24.3920W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0300 0775
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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