A465 H.O.V Road Dualling  - Brynmawr to Gilwern - Page 2

OCTOBER 2018 - PROGRESS OF WORK DURING THE SUMMER/AUTUMN 2018

Some of the completed construction at Brynmawr in October were :-

The Gateway Bridge

The footbridge over the road at Intermediate Road

The demolition of the road bridge at Intermediate Road

 

The following was taken from A465 Section 2 Facebook Page :-

"During the demolition works of Intermediate Road Bridge this weekend, we received a visit on Saturday from Alwyn Davies who worked on the original A465 scheme in the 1960’s. As part of Alwyn’s job he was involved with the concrete finishing works on Intermediate Road Bridge.

Alwyn is a keen follower of A465Section2 and has visited our office on a number of occasions with photographs and stories of his time on the project."

Jeff Mapps - Public Liaison Officer (Costain) - from whom we have previously obtained permission to use these images

OCTOBER 2018 - THE COMPLETION OF THE INTERMEDIATE ROAD FOOTBRIDGE

On Saturday 8th October, when the Intermediate Road Roadbridge was demolished, the footbridge giving access from Intermediate Road to  Clydach Dingle, Brynmawr Foundation School, the Hafod Road and Black Rock ,was opened - photographs below.

OCTOBER 2018 -  Mr ALWYN DAVIES

Mr Alwyn Davies on the new Intermediate Road footbridge, watching the demolition of the road bridge, he shared some photos of work on the original A465 scheme in the 1960's and also many photos of in and around Clydach Dingle

In and around Clydach Dingle prior to the construction of the original Heads of the Valleys Road in the 1960's

The JACK WILLIAMS GATEWAY BRIDGE

In January 2019, after a public vote, the Gateway Bridge was named the "Jack Williams Gateway Bridge" after the World War One soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross. Company Sgt Major John Henry Williams - known as Jack - was born in Nantyglo in 1886.

He served in the 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers and was awarded the VC after storming a machine gun post

Please click on the link below to read a BBC report of the event.

Two short videos of the bridge,taken by drone ,have been published on Youtube, to view the videos, please click on the link below

17th AUGUST 2020

A weekend road closure was required for a major traffic switch that would  see traffic being diverted up onto the elevated section at Brynmawr. Unlike any other closure to date, the closure was between Ebbw Vale to Brynmawr and Brynmawr to Gilwern, due to the extensive tie in works required at either end of the elevated section.

The first five images below are the copyright of Bill Hillier, and the sixth image is courtesy of Jeff Mapps (Costain)

BRYNMAWR TRAFFIC SWITCH

To find out more about the 'Brynmawr Traffic, and how motorists will be affected for about four months -

Please click on the link below

"IRONWORKING,TRAMROADS & METHODISTS"

A booklet  about archaeology and the A465 in the Clydach Gorge, has been reproduced and is published with the kind  permission of Jeff Mapps of Costain.

To view/download the booklet, please click on the following link

Brynmawr Social Club, 61 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr, NP23 4AE                                                          © Brynmawr Historical Society 2020

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