Dangerous pylon is destroyed

A pylon which closed roads and halted rail services when it began to lean dangerously has been brought crashing to the ground.  The tower in the Dwyryd estuary began to lean when one of its foundations eroded.

A 100-metre exclusion zone was put around the tower earlier this month, amid fears that overhead electricity cables could fall.

The road across Pont Briwet was closed to traffic, while Arriva Trains Wales engineers monitored the pylon and cables during daylight hours to ensure that trains could pass underneath.

Early morning and late night services had to be stopped due to the risk of cables falling from the pylon and onto the railway tracks.

A spokeswoman for National Grid said the pylon will be dismantled and another erected for the short term. National Grid will look at a long-term solution for the area, she said. 

dymchwel y peilon / destroying the pylon