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The Devils Bridge across the River Mynach is another medieval bridge, and perhaps the most famous to carry the name. In Welsh, Fynach is Devil and Mynach is Monk (loosly anyway), which shows a very religious theme to the structure! The bridge is in fact 3 bridges, one atop the other. The oldest appears to be 11th Century, and while it bears the name of the Devil, it was in fact built by the Monks of Strata Florida a few miles to the south! The middle one was constructed over the top in 1753 as it was feared that the ancient arch may be close to collapse (it turns out it wasn't!), and the top, iron, bridge dates from as recently as 1901, designed to remove the steep descent and reascent that was previously necessary.