HistoryPoints News

Jan 4, 2019

Seeing double on the towpath

The third bridge over the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, starting from the Brecon terminus, might look just like the canal’s other original bridges. But this one has a second arch, easily missed as you pass on foot or …

Category: General
Posted by: genestevo

in a boat. The second arch was added c.1815 so that the horse-drawn wagons of the Hay Railway could reach the wharf where the Morrisons filling station now stands. For more about the industrial history of this south-eastern corner of Brecon, and to see a photo of the canal wharf, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the towpath. Or click here