Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
22804
Building Number
 
Grade
II  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
29/08/1979  
Date of Amendment
31/01/2000  
Name of Property
Aberavon Bridge  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Neath Port Talbot  
Community
Aberavon  
Town
Port Talbot  
Locality
Aberavon  
Easting
276529  
Northing
190164  
Street Side
 
Location
The bridge crosses the River Afan and serves as the physical link between the shopping centres of Aberavon and Port Talbot, the former a development of the 1990s. The roadway is now pedestrianised.  

Description


Broad Class
Transport  
Period
 

History
Built in 1842 to the design of William Kirkhouse, engineer of the Tennant Canal and author of an unexecuted plan to extend the canal to Aberavon. Later widened by half, probably in 1893 (lower date on keystone). The bridge formerly carried the A48 trunk road.  

Exterior
Bridge of 3 low segmental arches with flat deck. Spandrels and parapets faced with coursed stone; voussoirs, pilasters and cutwaters of tooled dressed stone. The voussoirs are of pecked stone, the raised keystones with herring bone decoration. The central keystone on the S side bears the dates '1842' and '1893'. The pilasters rise from the triangular cutwaters to the tops of the parapets. String course to parapets which have flat stone coping. Straight abutments, mainly rebuilt.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Listed as a C19 bridge of unusually high architectural quality.  

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