SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge

taken 8 months ago, near to Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

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Menai Suspension Bridge
Menai Suspension Bridge
Seen from Beach Road, Menai Bridge.
Menai Suspension Bridge
Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826, it was the only road link between Anglesey and the mainland (and an essential component of the London - Holyhead route, with its onward links to Ireland) until the completion of the road deck on the nearby Pont Britannia in 1980. One requirement was that it should have sufficient clearance above the water to allow high masted Royal Navy ships to pass through at high tide.

The towers were built of limestone from which were suspended 16 wrought iron chains cables. Over the years it has undergone various changes to be able to handle greater loads, including the replacement of the chain cables with steel ones in 1938-40.

Although long distance traffic now uses the Pont Britannia, the bridge still serves an important role in linking Menai Bridge with Bangor.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Menai Strait 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5567 7142 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.2102N 4:9.7913W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5570 7161
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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