SH5269 : Menai Strait

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

Menai Strait
Menai Strait
Looking up the Menai Strait from the terrace in front of Plas Newydd. In the background is the Pont Britannia.
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
Friday, 27 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Plas Newydd  Menai Strait 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 521 695 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.1545N 4:12.8744W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 521 695
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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