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Mar 16, 2019

Talybont's drawbridge tradition

The modern steel drawbridge over the canal at Talybont-on-Usk may look like a modern invention, but if you scan the new HistoryPoints QR codes near the bridge with your mobile you'll see a photo of the wooden drawbridge ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

which spanned the water over a century ago. There are several other drawbridges along the canal in this area, for minor farm tracks, but the Talybont bridge is the one most often seen and used by the public - including school children whose punctuality is so important that the bridge must not be raised at school start and finish times. You can also see the photo of the old bridge and read more about the successive structures at the site by clicking here