Pont Carrog

Doubtless there has been a crossing across the Dee here or nearby for hundreds of years, but the current Pont Carrog is thought to have been built in 1661, a stone in the parapet dates it as such.  It is certainly 17th century, and is similar in style to several of the bridges across the Dee, especially Pont Dyfrdwy in Cynwyd.  It is a magnificent bridge, and quite dominates the approach to the village from the A5.  It is a 5-arched span bridge, including its 2 flood arches and cutwaters, formed of slate rubble.   A walk by the waters of the Dee allows an excellent view of the bridge, as does the climb into the village, looking back along the valley.   All is calm for the most part, but during heavy rains the Dee here can become a raging torrent and the bridge stands steady against its fury.   It remains a hugely impressive testimony to the engineering prowess of its architects.

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