The wooden toll bridge at Penmaenpool provides a peaceful walk for visitors to the Mawddach Estuary near Dolgellau.
The area is a haven for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. The RSPB has turned an old signal box into an observation centre overlooking the estuary.
But the Grade II-listed bridge, which was built in 1879, was not always peaceful.
In July 1966, it was the scene of a great tragedy when the Prince of Wales ferry, which was nearing the end of its pleasure trip from Barmouth, got into trouble as it tried to pull up alongside the nearby jetty.
The vessel was washed into the wooden toll bridge and quickly sank, with its passengers being thrown into the fast-running incoming tide.
Staff from the nearby George III hotel and the toll bridge itself rushed to help but 15 of the 39 people on board drowned.
A peaceful corner of Wales, but a scene of great sadness for so many.
*First published on jonkilkade.com