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Nov 12, 2015

Counting the arches in Crickhowell

Try counting the arches in Crickhowell's bridge over the Usk and you'll never get the same result on the upstream and downstream sides, even if you haven't been drinking ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

at the nearby Bridge End Inn. The bridge has many arches, to enable the river to flow past even when in flood. It was widened at the town end in the 1820s, as part of an early bypass road. The newer arch spans the same space as two of the older arches. For more on the story of this picturesque and still vital piece of infrastructure - including the ingenious method of reducing scouring of the foundations - scan the HistoryPoints QR codes opposite the Bridge End Inn (near the entrance to the riverside beer garden). Or click here