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Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth

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Barmouth Bridge, also known as Barmouth Viaduct, is a single-track largely wooden railway viaduct that carries the Cambrian Coast Railway across the River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay, Wales. It sits between Morfa Mawddach and Barmouth in Gwynedd and caters for rail, foot and cycle traffic.The bridge opened in 1867, and originally included a drawbridge section at its north end for tall ships to pass, though this was later replaced by the current swing bridge section. In 1980, woodworm threatened the safety of the bridge, which needed major repairs to avoid closure. Tolls were collected for foot and cycle traffic until 2013. The bridge is a Grade II* listed structure, and has one of the longest timber viaducts still in regular use in Britain.Location and structureThe bridge crosses the estuary of the River Mawddach from Morfa Mawddach near Arthog northwards to the edge of Barmouth. The line is operated by Arriva Trains Wales, with connecting services south to Aberystwyth and east to Welshpool and Shrewsbury. The section containing the bridge is on the Cambrian Coast railway between Machynlleth and Pwllheli. The bridge is a Grade II* listed structure about 699m long and contains 113 wooded trestles supported by a series of cast iron piers. It is one of the longest timber viaducts still standing in Britain.
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  • I crossed the bridge after a thunderstorm and it was wonderful, before my eyes a fairytale landscape: hills, Rainbows, Sandy, islets and cottages overlooking the sea.
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  • From Barmouth across the bridge, turn right to railway catch trian to ferry station and reture to Barmouth on ferry. Round trip approx.5 miles (not all walking).  more »
  • You can’t come to Barmouth and not walk over the 150 year old wooden viaduct. It has survived two word wars and wood worm. This is the gateway to many longer walks. However just standing On the bridge...  more »
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  • Parked at arthog train station (free) and walked across this iconic bridge (flat) but sad to see how many people do not pay the honesty small toll fee. Also motor bikes were going across , surely not allowed and dangerous?
  • Fantastic walking! even saw sea otters. I love it here x
  • The bridge offers beautiful views of the bay and mountains. On windy days, sand from the beach rises for many meters and covers everything. After crossing the bridge you can turn into a charming road among the moors
  • Excellent fun on a motorcycle, perfectly legal, room for walkers, dogs and cyclists to enjoy the amenity. Only one person muttering and moaning.
  • Convenient way to get to Barmouth from Tywyn with wonderful views
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