Pontsarn Viaduct

Discover Pontsarn Viaduct

The Pontsarn Viaduct was built in the 1860’s to carry the Brecon and Merthyr Railway over the river was designed and built by Savin and Ward and their engineer Alexander Sunderland (as was the Cefn viaduct).

It has 7 spans and is an historic listed structure. It is situated in an area of natural beauty, with “the Blue Pool” and waterfall nearby. The Pontsarn Station, with its own Stationmaster and Porter, was once a busy link until it closed in the 1960’s.

 

 

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Work on new Merthyr Tydfil bus station about to start

Work on new Merthyr Tydfil bus station about to start

Work is about to begin on Merthyr Tydfil’s new multimillion-pound town centre bus station, the County Borough Council has announced.

Construction is due to start on the former police station site in Swan Street on July 15, with an expected completion…

Pop Up Chilli Fest 2019

Pop Up Chilli Fest 2019

Pop Up Chilli Fest

If you like it hot, this is the event for you as Merthyr hosts its annual awesome Chilli Fest. Taking place on Saturday 22 June in Penderyn Squa…

Top consultants sought for ambitious heritage ‘Masterplan’

Top consultants sought for ambitious heritage ‘Masterplan’

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is seeking a team of top consultants to prepare a strategic Masterplan for a visitor attraction of international quality based on the town’s pivotal role in the industrial revolution.

The multi-million pound deve…