On 20th February 2017 the Iron Bridge linking Morganstown with the Taff Trail will close for three weeks.
Many of us, particularly those of us living in Pentyrch and Morganstown cut through here to access the Trail, but the bridge currently offers little room to pass anyone else using it. However, this is about to improve.
The City of Cardiff Council have sent a letter to residents about the planned works. The construction has been programmed to start on the 20th February 2017, with an anticipated duration of 3 weeks.
During this time a few significant modifications will be made to the bridge, including widening of the walkway from 0.9m to 1.5m and replacing the surface with something more durable.
Whilst it will be a little inconvenient having it shut for a few weeks, it should be worth it in the end. Until then, you will need to modify your route.
If you are in Morganstown, we would recommend climbing the hill to Radyr and cutting through the station to the trail, but if you are in Pentyrch or Gwaelod-y-Garth we would make our way across to Taffs Well and join the trail from there.
There is a path cutting through to Taffs Well from Main Road that you can access via South Glade or from the bus stop just south of it. You can also follow the road to the roundabout, but it does tend to snarl up at peak times.
Neither are particularly ideal, but it’s only a temporary adjustment after all.
We’ve added these dates to the Events Calendar to remind you. Thanks to our friends at Tongwynlais.com for the heads-up.