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[Risca Longbridge] View of a Stone Bridge across the Valley and River at Risca in Monmouthshire
[Risca Longbridge] View of a Stone Bridge across the Valley and River at Risca in Monmouthshire Over which the Sirhowy Tram Road is carried, which leads from the Town of Newport, to the extensive Iron Works at Tredegar and Sirhowy, and the intermediate Collieries; a distance of 24 Miles. Including A View of the Works and Buildings of the Union Copper Company adjoining the Bridge. Dedicated to the Monmouth Canal and the Sirhowy Tram Road Companies, By their oblidged and obed.t Humble Serv.t John Hodgkinson, Engineer.
Drawn by Edw.d Pugh. Engraved by Tho.s Cartwright.
[n.d., c.1805.]
Coloured aquatint. 465 x 600mm (18½ x 23½").
An extremely scarce large industrial image showing view of Risca Longbridge, a masonry viaduct with thirty-two arches that was constructed from red pennant sandstone by John Hodgkinson (who published this print) in 1805. It carried a branch of the Monmouthshire Canal Company's tramroad across the Ebbw Valley flood plain. This view shows both coal wagons being pulled by horses without a driver, and a passenger waggon with horse and rider. The Sirhowy railway supplanted the long bridge, so it was demolished in 1902, leaving only the east abutment. The remainder of the stone was used to build local houses.
[Ref: 61442]   £680.00  
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