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Bassaleg Viaduct

This is the oldest operational railway viaduct in the world, having been built for the Rumney Railway in 1826
Region:
Monmouthshire
Red Wheel Site:
No
Transport Mode(s):
Rail
Address:
Junction 28 Restaurant, Station Approach, Bassaleg, NP10 8LD
Postcode:
NP10 8LD
Visitor Centre:
No
Website:

About Bassaleg Viaduct

The Rumney Railway was a 1271 mm. (4ft. 2 ins.) gauge tramroad which brought coal down the 35 km. (22 miles)from Rhymney to the Monmouthshire Tramroad, just east of Newport. It was taken over by the Brecon & Merthyr Railway in 1863. In Bassaleg where there was at one time a station, the tramroad crossed the river Ebbw on a four arch stone viaduct. In spite of its good proportions and great age, it is neither listed nor scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

By road: Visible from the A467, a better view is obtained from Station Approach or Forge Mews, off the Caerphilly Road, A468.

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