Photo by Chris Witts
Long Bridge at Newtown, Powys. Built in 1827 to a design by Thomas Penson.
It was built to replace a wooden bridge, which, as old and infirm as it was, stood the ravages of the flood of 1795.
Thirty years after construction there was a serious accident on the bridge caused by its narrow width, thus a footpath, suspended on iron brackets, was added in 1857.
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