SH5370 : Menai Strait

taken 4 years ago, near to Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Menai Strait
Menai Strait
The Menai Strait viewed from the Marquess of Anglesey's Column at Llanfairpwll. In the left background are the mountains of Snowdonia. On the far left of the photo is the Pont Britannia. The open patch on the far right is Plas Newydd.
Pont Britannia :: SH5471
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
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Place (from Tags)
Menai Strait  Llanfairpwll 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 536 709 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.9047N 4:11.6280W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 534 715
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Marquess of Angleseys Column  Pont Britannia 

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