The Pont Yr Aber is a pedestrian bridge connecting the north and south banks of the River Seiont. An operator swings it open to allow boats to enter the harbor. A previous version of the footbridge was here in 1900. This replacement was built in 1970. In 2015, the Gwynedd Council announced its plan to close the landmark as part of an austerity effort. The news sparked major protests and a petition generating over 25,000 signatures. In the background is Eagle Tower, part of the Caernarfon Castle.