Bridge Over the River Kenfig

by David Nurse April. 24, 2021 320 views
Pont Dros afon Cynffig (Bridge Over the River Kenfig)

Pont Dros afon Cynffig (Bridge Over the River Kenfig)

Taken on a walk to explore the remains of a costal wreck I came across this small beauty.

A bridge over the Kenfig river (Welsh "Afon Cynffig") which is part of the Wales coastal path which is 870 miles of pathway along the coast of Wales.
This bridge is in the Kenfig dunes and is an area of natural beauty. The coastal path has to turn inland a little several times on its way around the coast of Wales and this is one of the places. The coastal path is blocked by the dock of the Port Talbot Steelworks.

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Andrew Buchanan 4 months, 2 weeks ago

This bridge reminds me of a 'condemned' bridge in North Uist, Scottish Outer Hebrides. I'll try to find the photographs - if I remember right it was a rickity suspension bridge.

Lovely image - peaceful and serene!

Cheers, Andrew

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David Nurse Replied to Andrew Buchanan 4 months ago

Thank you

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John Durham 5 months ago

Beautiful - I've built smaller, single span bridges and this one is a marvel. It's some feat to get that arch in a single timber. You really have a feel for the countryside, David.

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David Nurse Replied to John Durham 5 months ago

Thank you, I enjoyed the walk. It's great to be out and about again. We no longer have to stay local, but I am finding so many photographic subjects quite close to home.

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Thomas Thompson 5 months ago

Nice find, love the little bridge, all bridges are so unique

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David Nurse Replied to Thomas Thompson 5 months ago

Agreed, bridges just call for a photograph. Thanks for your comments.

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Benny Law 5 months ago

Nice capture of a peaceful scene. I am not sure what that circular metal mesh is for. It kind of spoils the scene a bit.

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David Nurse Replied to Benny Law 5 months ago

Thanks for your comments. The metal mesh  is what's left of the framework of what we used to call a "Slam Back Gate". The more common term is a kissing gate. Presumably to stop livestock, mainly sheep around here, from getting to the beach.

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