The engineer for the railway was Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). The ‘Rhydycar Skew Bridge’ carried the railway on a high embankment across the Glamorganshire Canal, now the Taff Trail.


The Grade II Listed Building in Troed-y-rhiw, Merthyr Tydfil is listed as an unusually distinguished railway bridge by the foremost railway engineer of the mid-nineteenth century.