HistoryPoints News

Jun 21, 2015

Waterloo celebrations cast in iron

Words cast into the arch of Waterloo Bridge, Betws-y-coed, record that the structure was constructed in the year of the Battle of Waterloo. The parts didn't arrive from ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the foundry until 1816, the year after the battle, but the structure is testament to the euphoria felt in Britain after Napoleon was finally defeated, 200 years ago. For more information and drawings showing the bridge's structural design, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the posts by the pavement each side of the bridge (north side of the road). Or click here