This year’s theme was ‘capturing and celebrating civil engineering in Wales’.
A photograph of three bridges crossing the river Dovey, each constructed at a different time, has won this year’s ICE Wales Cymru photo competition.
The winning photo, taken by Cai Newell Jones, was praised for its creativity and historical reference.
The composition of three generations of bridges across the same location struck a chord with the public, who voted the image a clear winner in a record number of entries across Wales.
The oldest bridge, Pont Minllyn, was built in the early 17th century as a narrow two-arched packhorse bridge. The Grade II listed scheduled ancient monument is still standing today.
The next to be built was Pont y Ffinnant, but the only one that's currently in use is the modern Minllyn A470 trunk road bridge at Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd.
The image embodied this year’s competition theme, ‘capturing and celebrating civil engineering in Wales’.
The second prize was given to Michael Crowley for his image of the new Dyfi Bridge Scheme.
The scheme includes a 725m long viaduct, with an innovative 440m long push launch section, which is shown in the photograph.
Third place was presented to Jon Morgan, whose entry showcased the work of civil engineers.
In this instance, it portrayed the safety meshing works at ENGIE-Llanberis hydroelectric power station taken against the magnificent backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range.
The winner of Heritage Award was Greg Garson for his atmospheric photograph of Conwy Castle.
The new Sustainability Award gave Jones a second win in the competition, as he was awarded the win for his photo of the Llangollen A5 retaining walls.
Details of next year’s competition will be announced during the start of 2023.