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Later the same day we are ready for the trickiest part of the project, which is winching the first complete girder across the gorge. The contractor for this task was Clarence Biddulph of Llanddewi Brefi. A tractor-powered skyline across the gorge was used to lift and suspend the girder, whilst delicately winching it across the abyss to land the end on the other side. The tractor stood on the Pontrhydygroes side, high above the bridge site, and was manned by Colin Biddulph. Everyone held their breath as the girder inched across the gap. Photo © Robert Griffiths

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