It lies in the
Conwy valley close to the Roman settlement of Canovium
The present bridge dates from 1977-8 following severe rusting of the original structure. The chosen design by A. M. Hamilton is of interest, being a Callender-Hamilton type B10 bridge of unit construction and intended for rapid deployment in civilian and military applications. The pre-fabricated steel sections are hot-dip galvanised for protection against corrosion, and no part is too heavy for two men to carry. The piers of the old bridge were in perfect condition, and it was a stipulation that the footway be available for use at all times during reconstruction. It was therefore decided to adopt an unusual installation method, whereby the new bridge was assembled through and around the old bridge. Once completed, the new bridge was lowered onto the piers by cutting away piece-by-piece the old bridge.
A modern housing estate development on the western bank of the river was the location of The Ferry, a former public house . This pub, popular at a time when alcohol could be served on a Sunday (which was not legal across the river), suffered when the Sunday Closing (Wales) Act 1881 was repealed.
* ^ Welsh Dictionary (Welsh-English) - Y Geiriadur Gweol * ^ The Crossing of the Conwy, by Michael Senior, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1991 * ^ BBC website - Sunday