Originally published: Cardiff; Ap Dafydd Publications, 1975.
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Britannia Bridge (Welsh: Pont Britannia) is a bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. It was originally designed and built by the noted railway engineer Robert Stephenson as a tubular bridge of wrought iron rectangular box-section spans for carrying rail traffic. Its importance was to form a critical link of the Chester and Holyhead Railway's Crosses: Menai Strait. Crossing the Menai: an illustrated history of the ferries and bridges of the Menai Strait. Wrexham: Bridge Books. ISBN Norrie, Charles Matthew () Bridging the Years – a short history of British Civil Engineering, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd; Richards, Robin (). Two Bridges over Menai (new revised ed.). Llanrwst Crosses: Menai Strait. The Menai Strait, separating the Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales, is spanned by two world famous bridges, Thomas Telford’s Menai Suspension Bridge and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Bridge. For many years Menai Heritage, a community group that tells the story of . Robin Richards's Two Bridges Over Menai offers a history of the Suspension and Britannia Bridges, setting them in their topographical and historical context. He describes the area prior to any bridge being built; the dangers of crossing these treacherous waters by ferry, the length of time taken for the voyage, and the habit of some ferrymen of.
Wales looks forward to a new bridge over the Menai Straits. Thomas Telford’s original Menai Suspension Bridge opened in and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Tubular Bridge followed in to carry rail traffic in two wrought-iron rectangular box spans. Menai Bridge, suspension bridge spanning the Menai Strait from Bangor, Wales, to the island of Anglesey, a distance of feet ( metres).Designed and built (–26) by Thomas Telford, it was the first important modern suspension deck, designed for two carriageways, was suspended by iron chains from masonry towers at either end. THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE across the Menai Straits from Bangor to Beaumaris has a central span of feet, which in Telford’s day was unprecedented. The approaches to the central span carry the road over two short embankments and seven arches, each with a span of 52 ft. 6 in. Bangor Mountain Bangor Mountain is a scarp face of a hill below which the city of Bangor in Gwynedd, Wales, sits. Though not a mountain in the true sense of the word it is so called because of the way it rears up behind Bangor and appears mountainous, especially from the .
Two bridges at Menai Hello. Onward I went, from Caernarfon to the Menai Bridge and over to Anglesey. Once over the water I parked in a layby on the A5 half way between the two bridges. This is the Suspension Bridge. And this is the Britannia : Meanqueen. Description of the Iron Bridges of Suspension Now Erecting Over the Strait of Menaï, at Bangor, and Over the River Conway, in North Wales ; with Two in England and Scotland, Particularly [Cumming, T G.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Description of the Iron Bridges of Suspension Now Erecting Over the Strait of Menaï, at Bangor, and Over the River ConwayAuthor: T G. Cumming. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Menai Bridge, Anglesey on Tripadvisor: See 3, traveler reviews and photos of Menai Bridge tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in May. We have reviews of the best places to see in Menai Bridge. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. Photo by Anne Burgess Today there are two bridges that cross to Anglesey over the Menai Straits, the Menai Suspension Bridge and the later and much modified Britannia Bridge about a mile away. Prior to the bridges, travel to Anglesey from the mainland could be hazardous and while on occasions when the tides were low it was possible to walk across, as the water at this time is only 18 inches.