Menai Suspension Bridge :: Shared Description

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.

Grade I listed - see LinkExternal link.
by Ian Capper
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SH5571 : Belgian Promenade, Menai Bridge by Robin Drayton
SH5371 : Menai bridges by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Gorsedd Circle and Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey by Robin Drayton
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Gerald England
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge Southern Anchor House by Jeff Buck
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : A5, Menai Bridge by N Chadwick
SH5571 : Looking straight down the Menai Suspension Bridge by Gerald England
SH5571 : Menai Bridge by N Chadwick
SH5471 : Ynys Welltog and the Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Richard Sutcliffe
SH5571 : Menai Bridge by N Chadwick
SH5571 : East from Menai Bridge by DS Pugh
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Menai Bridge by N Chadwick
SH5571 : A5 to A487 by Gerald England
SH5571 : Menai Bridge by N Chadwick
SH5571 : On Menai Bridge by N Chadwick
SH5571 : Speeding through Menai Strait by Stephen McKay
SH5571 : Menai Suspension Bridge by Ian Capper
SH5571 : Bridges across the Menai Straits by N Chadwick
SH5571 : Menai Bridge from the air by Gerald England

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Created: Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Updated: Sun, 2 Jul 2017

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