SH7877 : Western anchorage of Telford's suspension bridge

taken 26 days ago, near to Gyffin, Conwy, Great Britain

Western anchorage of Telford's suspension bridge
Western anchorage of Telford's suspension bridge
It is anchored to the eastern barbican of the castle and bedrock. Part of the castle had to be demolished during construction to anchor the suspension cables.
A Grade I listed structure the bridge being in the care of the National Trust since 1965.
Conwy (Telford's) Suspension Bridge
Conwy Suspension Bridge, was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world. Now crossable on foot. The bridge is in the care of the National Trust. It originally carried the A55 road.
Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
Built by Thomas Telford, the bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the River Conwy next to Conwy Castle, a World Heritage Site. The bridge was completed in 1826. It is in the same style as one of Telford's other bridges, the Menai Suspension Bridge crossing the Menai Strait. The Conwy bridge runs alongside the wrought iron tubular railway bridge built by Robert Stephenson.
Conwy Castle and Town Walls
Conwy castle is one of the most picturesque of Welsh castles and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. The castle and town walls are now in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a site of outstanding universal value. They were built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 and helped to complete the conquest of the Welsh princes in North Wales. In Conwy, the castle's commanding position on a rocky outcrop overlooking the estuary dictated its very size and shape and gave it its great military strength. Taken together the castle and the town walls of Conwy, planned as a single unit, are the most impressive of all the fortresses built by King Edward I. Over 1.2 km. long, the town walls defended the largest of Edward's Welsh frontier towns with their 21 towers and 3 gateways. The town walls also acted as the outermost defences of the castle, an imposing compact eight-towered stronghold surrounded by water on three sides. Nearest the town, the castle's own outer bailey housed the garrison, then, doubly defended by town wall and the outer bailey, came the king's private apartments in the castle's inner bailey. It is one of a ring of castles built by Edward I around Wales.
Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
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SH7877, 1650 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Roads, Road transport 
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Telford 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7843 7747 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.8134N 3:49.4889W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7845 7747
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Telfords Suspension Bridge  Grade I Listed  National Trust Property  Conwy Castle 

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