Pont Pen-y-benglog

Pont Pen-y-benglog, Llyn Ogwen


28 March 2020


Llyn Ogwen
SH 64914 60537; 53.12482°N, 4.02023°W


In the early 19th century, Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford (1757-1834) built the A5 road as the main London-to-Dublin mail route. The current ‘Pont Pen-y-benglog’ bridge over the Afon Ogwen was built to replace a difficult, steep section of the earlier coach route at the western end of Llyn Ogwen. The surviving arch of the earlier, medieval pack-horse bridge can be seen below the present one.

Afon Ogwen below the bridge

Pont Pen-y-benglog

Pont Pen-y-benglog

Tryfan from the bridge

Snowdonia Slate Trail waypost by the bridge

18 thoughts on “Pont Pen-y-benglog

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