• The three bridges at Devil's Bridge

    Image ID
    FOT612537
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    9.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2848 x 4288 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    241 x 363 mm
    9.5 x 14.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    The three bridges three bridges Devil's Bridge stacked bridges River Mynach Pontarfynach Wales UK Blue sky white clouds green foliage folklore Devil The Devil bridge over the Mynach river
    Description
    This quiet village twelve miles outside Aberystwyth is famous for its waterfalls and three stacked bridges. The three bridges over the River Mynach at Devil's Bridge. In Welsh, the village is known as Pontarfynach - 'The bridge over the Mynach river'. The three bridges are quite a spectacular sight being stacked on top of each other. According to legend, the lowest bridge was built by the Devil himself to let a local woman rescue her cow which had somehow got to the other side of the gorge. Expecting the woman to walk across to get it, his one condition was that he received the soul of the first living creature to cross the bridge. However, he was tricked by the lady who got her pet dog to run across first - thus leaving the Devil with a soul of a dog! More conventional wisdom says that it's in fact an 11th Century bridge built by the monks of Strata Florida.
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David John Carton
    Date Taken
    2009-08-27
    Uploaded on
    2009-08-28
    Collection
    Wales
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Bridges
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #304010