SH7877 : Three bridges spanning the Afon Conwy (2)

taken 24 days ago, near to Gyffin, Conwy, Great Britain

Three bridges spanning the Afon Conwy (2)
Three bridges spanning the Afon Conwy (2)
Conwy Road Bridge
The new road bridge was built in 1958 and originally carried the A55, until the Conwy tunnel was built in 1991. The bridge now carries the A547 across the Afon Conwy, carrying mostly local traffic.
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.
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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.
Stephenson's Bridge (Conwy Rail Bridge)
Conwy railway bridge carries the North Wales coast railway line across the River Conwy between Llandudno Junction and the town of Conwy. The wrought iron tubular bridge was built by Robert Stephenson to a design by William Fairbairn. It was officially opened in 1849.
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Since the destruction by fire of Britannia Bridge in 1970, Conwy railway bridge remains the only surviving example of this means of construction undertaken by Stephenson.
The Conwy railway bridge runs parallel to the suspension bridge built by Thomas Telford, which is now in the care of the National Trust.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Telford  Robert Stephenson 
Road (from Tags)
A547 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7851 7748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.8199N 3:49.4171W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7850 7746
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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National Trust Property  Telfords Suspension Bridge  Stephenson Tubular Bridge  Grade I Listed 

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