SH5471 : Pont Britannia

taken 4 years ago, near to Vaynol Hall, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Pont Britannia
Pont Britannia
Pont Britannia at dawn.
Pont Britannia
Opened on 5 March 1850, the original Britannia Bridge (Pont Britannia in Welsh) was designed by Robert Stephenson as a railway bridge, consisting of parallel wrought iron tubes supported by the stone towers.

On 23 May 1970, a fire broke out in the tube at the mainland end, spreading across the whole bridge and making the tubes unsafe. It was subsequently rebuilt in its current form, as a two-decked arched bridge, retaining the original piers. The lower deck, carrying the railway (now single track), was opened on 30 January 1972, although the upper deck, carrying a wide single carriageway A55, did not open until 1980.

Grade II listed (and retaining the status, despite the rebuilding, because of the bridge piers) - see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Menai Strait 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 541 710 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.9683N 4:11.1325W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 554 721
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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