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WYE VIADUCT, COLEFORD MONMOUTH USK AND PONTYPOOL RAILWAY, MONMOUTH

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NPRN 43011

Map Reference SO51SW

Grid Reference SO51351200

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Monmouth

Type of Site RAILWAY VIADUCT

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period 19th Century, Post Medieval

Site Description The Wye viaduct was built by the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway and carried a single line of railway track on a curve over the river Wye. Opened in 1861, it consisted of twenty semi-circular masonry arches, 183m in overall length, over water meadows on the western side, two lattice-girder spans, each of 23m, crossing the river and a 20m long, two-arched masonry viaduct on the eastern side. The line closed in 1964; although the track and river spans were subsequently removed, both approach viaducts remain.
RCAHMW, 04 October 2010.

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