Pont - Y - Gwaith
Many features remain giving a glimpse into the heritage of the site and
its historical importance. One of the best examples of the stone sleepers are
shown here. These are the original stones that the rails sat on which had
been buried under foliage until careful excavation uncovered them.
The stones have not been moved from their original position but sub base
material and stone dust was laid around the stones to preserve them and to
form the path. It’s a clear image how the wagons were pulled along these
tracks. At Pontygwaith, the tramroad is crossed by a steeply-inclined bridge
known as the Pontygwaith Overbridge.
The bridge made of Pennant Sandstone is a Grade 2 Listed structure which
was restored in 2004. The area around the bridge was overgrown with no firm
surface to walk on.