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Pont-y-Cafnau Bridge
 
Glamorganshire

Merthyr Tydfil
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Cast iron boss at the centre which presumably supported the aqueduct.

The Pont-y-Cafnau (English: Bridge of Troughs), sometimes written Pont y Cafnau or Pontycafnau, is a 14.2-metre (47 ft) long iron truss bridge over the River Taff in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. The bridge was designed by Watkin George and built in 1793 for his employer, the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, to support both a tramway and an aqueduct to carry limestone and water into the works. A Grade II* listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, the Pont-y-Cafnau is the world's earliest surviving iron railway bridge.
Photographer: J R Crellin

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21 October 2016  
 
NIKON D750
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Focal Length: 36mm
Lens: 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G VR
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Metering: Multi-segment
Focussing: AF-S
Sensitivity: ISO 400
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