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MORFA BRIDGE, SWANSEA

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NPRN 34830

Map Reference SS69NE

Grid Reference SS66419543

Unitary (Local) Authority Swansea

Old County Glamorgan

Community Landore

Type of Site BRIDGE

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period Modern, Post Medieval

Site Description Morfa Bridge was built in 1909 as an iron and timber bascule bridgeto link the Morfa Copperworks (nprn 34104) and Upper Bank Copperworks (nprn 40465) by rail and to carry waste from Morfa to the east side of the river. The iron bridge had a water-tank under its western end, which when filled caused the main deck of the bridge to lift clear of its timber supports. It is now a fixed, pipe bridge.

Sources:
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region, by Stephen Hughes and Paul Reynolds, AIA, 1989
Site entry by Stephen Hughes for Buildings of Glamorgan, John Newman, 1995

RCAHMW, 7 September 2011.

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