Shropshire Star

Back to the future as old abandoned bridge resurfaces at dried-out Lake Vyrnwy reservoir

Lake Vyrnwy continues to reveal its underwater secrets as water levels continue to drop at the reservoir.

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The old Pont Cedig or Llanwyddyn bridge. Photo Roger Blunden

The reservoir was created by flooding a valley along with the village of Llanwddyn in the late 1800s, to provide water for Liverpool.

As water levels reach their lowest for decades an old bridge at the top of the reservoir has now appeared. The low water line has previously revealed other parts of the lost village.

Pont Cedig, the old Llanwddyn Bridge, can clearly be seen, captured in this drone footage shot by Roger Blunden.

Mr Blunden from Llanfihangel, not far from the lake, moved to the area in 1996 and it is the first time he has seen levels so low.

The last time the bridge was visible is thought to have been almost half a century ago in 1976.

He said: "It is amazing to think that, in the 19th Century, people were living and working there, and crossing that bridge."

"I absolutely love this part of the world and its amazing community spirit."

Although water levels at the reservoir rallied a little in the middle of September, they have dropped again.

Natural Resources Wales says it is closely monitoring the situation.