The Bridges of Newport County: Part Nine – Caerleon Bridge

caerleon bridge - in distance

Caerleon Bridge crosses the River Usk at Caerleon. The bridge is a Grade II listed structure and is the furthest upstream of the nine bridges over the river. The stone built bridge was opened in 1806 (then within the County of Monmouth) as a replacement for the previous wooden bridge. The original bridge foundation stone is set into the stonework with the inscription “This bridge was erected at the expense of the County by David Edwards and his two sons William and Thomas. Completed AD MDCCC.”

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