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Preserving heritage features for the future

The new bridge provides a link to the past, while creating an attractive heritage structure for the future that sits comfortably in its surroundings.

Opus undertook the replacement of Pont Cilcain, a bridge structure much loved by the local community in North Wales.

Features included:

  • Achieving a heritage appearance through the construction of parapets, spandrels and wing walls using rubble masonry from the original bridge
  • Providing an increase in the waterway area to alleviate flooding problems and make provision to accommodate otters, bats, dippers and fish
  • Using the latest construction techniques, including the design of the main structural arch units as precast elements

The new bridge provides a link to the past, while at the same time creating an attractive heritage structure for the future that sits comfortably in its surroundings.