Unfortunately those for Carmarthenshire for these years have not survived. The Order Books for 1784 reported 'Kennarth Bridge' to be out of repair. Obviously it was so much out of repair that a new bridge had to be built for on 3rd October 1787, the final payment of 100 was made to Messrs Watkins and Webb for "Building that end of Kennarth Bridge in this county." But though the actual builders were Watkins and Webb, the architect was none other than David Edwards, for on 2nd October 1788, followed another order for the payment of 2 12s 6d. to him "as a moiety [half] of the Expence of the plan of Kennarth Bridge." And that was but one year before the death of William Edwards himself in 1789.

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