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A48 ROAD BRIDGE OVER RIVER NEATH;CLEVELAND BRIDGE, NEATH BY-PASS, BRITON FERRY

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NPRN 91603

Map Reference SS79SW

Grid Reference SS73349420

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Briton Ferry

Type of Site ROAD BRIDGE

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description The western bridge, known as the Cleveland Bridge (after the contractors, the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd.), of the A48 Neath by-pass road (nprn 91602) crosses the River Neath Navigation (nprn 91663), Neath Canal (nprn 34444) and various minor railways and roads . The bridge consists of a 17-span steel viaduct some 585m long, carried on steel and concrete piers. It was completed in 1955. The river navigation is crossed by the central span of 91m.
(Source: Meccano Magazine, March 1956, p.125)
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 22 March 1999.

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