We have just heard that a safety barrier is due to be erected along the length of Llanfair Bridge – possibly before the weekend. It will be situated on the right hand side of the bridge from the perspective of Llanfair Shop, or the left hand edge from the perspective of the Village Hall. It is intended to facilitate segregation for pedestrians only and will probably still attract the usual caveat of ‘at your own risk‘ but the official erection of a pedestrian barrier will certainly be a move in the right direction and tends to indicate a low risk for foot traffic (ironically it’s probably safer to cross the bridge on foot now than it is when sharing it with vehicular traffic!)
The Village Walk will still take place on Sunday 13th of March – weather permitting of course. Due to the closure of Llanfair Bridge we will meet in 2 places:
• outside the Village Hall on one side of the river
• outside the Village Shop on the other
both at 1.30pm, where we will arrange the car sharing.
The walk will be from Aberarth to Aberaeron on the Coast Path, finishing at Zuko’s for well earned refreshments.
The path is bound to be muddy at this time of year so sturdy boots are recommended!
Llanfair Bridge Closure – the latest
On Monday a surveyor came to assess the damage to the bridge, and took photographs and measurements. We have no news yet on the outcome of the survey or a projected timescale for the start and duration of any remedial work. It does seem likely that there is not going to be a quick fix, and that a separate footbridge will need to be erected to facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians over the river. There has not been any official confirmation yet, however.
For the moment at least it seems people are walking over the bridge – at your own risk of course!
The bridge at Llanfair Clydogau was closed today at 19:00 for safety reasons following a partial collapse of one of the arches.
Structural engineers are due to assess the damage early next week and any remedial work will then be planned.
There is currently no vehicular or pedestrian access across the bridge. For those of you who make the journey either across Lampeter or Gogoyan bridge to Llanfair Clydogau the shop and Post Office are open as usual.
If we receive any news regarding the planned works, or a proposed reopening date then I will update this web-site accordingly.
The date of Barbara’s funeral has now been confirmed as Wednesday 16th December. There will be a short service at Gwilym Price funeral directors in Lampeter, starting at 10:30am, followed by cremation at Aberystwyth Crematorium, which starts at 12:45pm. Following the cremation there will a funeral tea in Llanfair Clydogau Village Hall from 2:00pm.
There has been much speculation concerning the date of Barbara’s funeral, but no firm date has been set at the time of writing this post on Sunday November 29th. The executor of the will is still trying to find a convenient date to hold the cremation. I can confirm, however, that it will not take place on the 10th of December.
I will post here again as soon as I have confirmation of a firm date.