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Oct 25, 2013

When Ponty had news on the Rialto

The Rialto bridge in Venice was thought to have the longest span in Europe until someone pointed out that Pontypridd's bridge ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

over the Taff was longer - almost 50% longer. That was back in 1764, when the bridge at Pontypridd had recently been built by a self-taught stonemason. His first attempts were swept away by the river in flood, but his triumph of 1756 still stands. For more of the story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes near the bridge. Or click here