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Road reopens after damage to arch
Hafod Arch
The arch was built in 1810 to celebrate the jubilee of George III
A road running under a 200-year-old monument in Ceredigion has reopened after the structure was damaged last month.

Scaffolding has been placed around Hafod Arch in Devil's Bridge, near Aberystwyth, and traffic lights have been put up, said Ceredigion Council.

Repairs have been delayed while officials try to work out who owns it.

The arch was built in 1810 by local squire Thomas Johnes to commemorate George III's golden jubilee.

The Forestry Commission, which runs the nearby Hafod Estate, is working with Ceredigion Council to locate the owner.

Highways chiefs closed the road running under Hafod Arch after a truck was thought to have struck it.

'Unsafe condition'

A council spokeswoman said the B4574 road to Cwmystwyth had reopened to traffic under 11ft.

She said: "A few weeks ago the B4574 was closed due to the unsafe condition of the stone Cwmystwyth arch spanning across the road.

"Scaffolding works have now been carried out under the arch and traffic lights are in place, therefore the road is now open to traffic under 11ft high."

She added that the council was working closely with the Forestry Commission and Cadw to "put in place a permanent solution as quickly as possible".




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