Talking Point — July 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm — Updated: November 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Final Piece Of Bridge Goes In


After months of anticipation the final section of Rhyl’s brand new bridge, named ‘Pont Y Ddraig’ meaning Dragon’s Bridge, goes into place.

Preparing to lift the final section

Preparing to lift the final section

Work on the lightweight bridge is part of a £9.9m development of the harbour, which will include a public square and a quay side building. The bridge will be the final link in 15 miles of cycling route through Conwy and Denbighshire.

Bridge getting ready to be lifted into place

Bridge getting ready to be lifted into place

The bridge being lifted high over on lookers, as it is maneuvered into position

Pont Y Ddraig

Bridge being maneuvered into place

 Picture below shows the bridge being put into position.

Bridge being put into place

Bridge being put into place

Nearly there…

Pont Y Ddraig

Visitors once across the new bridge, will eventually be in the center of the new Ocean Plaza development.

Rhyl’s Ocean Plaza Development Plans

The bridge at night will come alive with a lighting scheme, making it a stand out feature as visitors and residents enter the town. The design of the bridge will allow boats to pass through into the harbour, by both sections elevating.

Artists Impression of Pont Y Ddraig

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  1. That’s a very cool and probably very expensive bridge! hopefully no one presses the button when your driving on it. – Scott Craighead

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