Thursday, 11 June 2009

FORYD BRIDGE

THIS IS THE BLOG OF COLIN JONES, RHYL TOWN COUNCILLOR: BODFOR WARD
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The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not the views of the town council.
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Long ago the only way to cross from Rhyl to Kinmel Bay was via the river bridge in Rhuddlan.

Then a private toll bridge was built at Foryd harbour, and this in turn was superseded by the present Foryd bridge (shown above) which is sometimes referred to as ‘the blue bridge’ but – as you can see in the postcard at the top – it hasn’t always been blue.

The present bridge opened in 1932 at a time of severe economic recession. Public works tended to continue at that time (as they do now) so as not to worsen unemployment. The bridge was designed by R.G. Whitley and constructed by Messrs Dorman, Long and Co.

Recently came news of a proposed additional bridge to be built at the Foryd as an alternative for people who wish to walk or cycle across more safely.

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