Sappers’ Bridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Date

2 August 2014
Location

Betws-y-Coed

SH 79608 56528; 53.09233°N, 3.79926°W

Information

The Royal Engineers built a wooden footbridge over the Afon Conwy to link the village of Betws-y-Coed with an army camp on the opposite side of the river. The wooden bridge was washed away in a storm and was rebuilt in 1930 by Westminster-based engineers David Rowell & Co. This company, originally producing fencing and later also wrought iron and wire rope, was founded in 1855 and shut down in 1970. In the first half of the 20th century it built a number of suspension footbridges.

 

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

Afon Conwy Footbridge, Betws-y-Coed

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