HistoryPoints News

Jun 1, 2019

A bridge too far in Cardiff

James Street in Butetown is now just an ordinary road where it passes the police station, but a giant steel swing bridge used to bisect it - and there were many grumbles about traffic being stopped for ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

up to 15 minutes at a time. The bridge crossed the Glamorganshire Canal, which was open to sea-going vessels as far as what's now Callaghan Square. To compare the street today with how it looked when the swing bridge existed, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrances to Canal Park (either side of the zebra crossing). Or click here to see our information and the historic photos from the Cardiff Libraries collection