SH7877 : Supports to Stephenson's Tubular bridge

taken 27 days ago, near to Gyffin, Conwy, Great Britain

Supports to Stephenson's Tubular bridge
Supports to Stephenson's Tubular bridge
In 1899 the tubular sections were reinforced with additional cast iron columns to reduce the load on the span across the river.
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
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways  Historic sites and artefacts 
Person (from Tags)
Robert Stephenson 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7853 7749 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.8256N 3:49.3994W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7855 7751
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Grade I Listed  Stephenson Tubular Bridge 

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