Newtown Bypass: recording a major infrastructure project from the air

With the opening of the new £80 million Newtown Bypass in Powys on the 14 February 2019, here is a chance to see some ‘before and after’ views gathered by the Royal Commission during their national programme of aerial reconnaissance in summer 2016 and 2018.

The flying programme records archaeology of all periods, but also records views illustrative of the ‘people, landscape and history of Wales’. This includes major civil engineering projects, ensuring that aerial views of key aspects of Welsh history are preserved for posterity in the National Monuments Record of Wales.

You can see more aerial photographs online at: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/423964/details/newtown-bypass

 

1. Newtown Bypass: View looking west July 2016

1. Newtown Bypass: View looking west July 2016

 

2. Newtown Bypass: View looking west June 2018

2. Newtown Bypass: View looking west June 2018

 

3. Newtown Bypass: View looking east July 2016

3. Newtown Bypass: View looking east July 2016

 

4. Newtown Bypass: View looking east June 2018

4. Newtown Bypass: View looking east June 2018

 

5 - Newtown Bypass: Western end of bypass works June 2018

5 – Newtown Bypass: Western end of bypass works June 2018

 

6 - Newtown Bypass: New road junction and parchmarks of the Roman road, Glanhafren Hall June 2018

6 – Newtown Bypass: New road junction and parchmarks of the Roman road, Glanhafren Hall June 2018 https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/309315/details/glanhafren-roman-road

 

02/11/2019

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