Posted: Sun 19th Mar 2017

New Footbridge In The Cambrian Mountains

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Mar 19th, 2017

A new footbridge has been installed at an important crossing point high up in the Cambrian Mountains.
The bridge which crosses Nant Glas, a stream near Llyn Syfydrin, was installed by members of the Aberystwyth and Lampeter Ramblers Association in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Natural Resources Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A bridge has been at the location for decades but the previous bridge quickly deteriorated over the last few months and eventually had to be closed. Due to the popularity of the area for many different user groups, it was deemed important to reinstate a new crossing as soon as possible. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Head of Economy, Russell Hughes-Pickering said, “Maintaining the bridges on the paths in our county is vitally important to ensure that people can safely enjoy spending time outdoors. The bridge is clearly well made, and we’re very grateful to all the volunteers and staff who built it.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With funding from Natural Resources Wales, volunteers from the Aberystwyth and Lampeter Ramblers Association along with Public Rights of Way staff, spent a day in February installing the new bridge. The new bridge will allow walkers safe access along an upland path and with its steel beams should last for decades to come. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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