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Welsh builders uncover 17th century bridge remains

Contractors working on flood defences in Wales have come across the 17th century footings of the town of Llanrwst’s historic bridge.

“As soon as we realised what we had uncovered we called in the Environment Agency’s archaeologist Ed Wilson who confirmed the significance of the find,” said Gareth.

“It was the actual stone protruding away form the wall which caused all the excitement.

“What first raised eyebrows was the old Victorian cobbled road that we came across. It was only after that we unearthed the old foundations.

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