Footbridge re-opens in Dinas Mawddwy

Date: 09/08/2017

A popular footbridge over Afon Dyfi in Dinas Mawddwy has re-opened after it was closed two years ago due to concerns about its conditions.

 The new Dolybont bridge which is located close to the centre of the village sees the re-connection with a number of popular footpaths in the area.

Work on the new bridge was completed in two phases – a new pillar installed last autumn before the wintery weather, and this year work has been carried out to install the new bridge which has been created by the Caernarfon ironworks company, Brunswick.

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member who leads on footpaths said:

“We are delighted to see the new Dolybont bridge officially opened. It is an important link to a number of popular footpath routes in the Dinas Mawddwy area.

 “It is an important local asset located very near to the centre of the village.  The local commitment of the Maddwy Community Council and local community enterprise, Nod Glas Cyf has been vital to realising the project and like to thank them along with Council officers and everyone involved with the work of ensuring the bridge has re-opened.”

 Local Gwynedd Councillor, John Pughe Roberts noted: “Everyone in the area is delighted to see the new bridge open. The bridge links a number of paths in the area – which benefits local residents, as well as visitors to the area who are eager to enjoy the wonderful natural environment we have in the area. I very much hope that the re-opening of the bridge will provide a boost to the local economy.”

 The Council is currently carrying out a review of Gwynedd’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan and is eager to hear the views of residents. The survey is available on the Council website: or paper copies are available from Siop Gwynedd (Caernarfon, Dolgellau and Pwllheli), libraries and leisure centres. The consultation is open until 1 September 2017.

The new Dolybont bridge has been funded by Gwynedd Council, Natural Resources Wales Rights of Way Improvement grant, the Snowdonia National Park Authority, Mawddwy Community Council and Cwmni Nod Glas.