Cwmorthin Bridge

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Cwmorthin Bridge
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The Cwmorthin waterfall, 2007. Photo: Mike Buck
Type Bridge
Status In use
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Cwmorthin Bridge over the Afon Cwmorthin is just a few yards on the Porthmadog side of Tanygrisiau Station. Effectively the final part of the Deviation, work on the bridge started at Easter 1976 and it was only a matter of weeks before the abutments were cast, the 3 concrete beams (55' long and 3' high) arriving on lorries on 27th July.

The waterfall adjacent to this bridge is very popular with passengers and photographers on the trains.

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Cwmorthin Bridge not long after deck had been cast. Note rock face on opposite end which was removed later
Date: 11 October 1976
Location: Tanygrisiau
Photographer: Jim Hewett


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