Britannia Bridge, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Photographs of the Britannia Bridge spanning the Menai Strait

 

 

A brief history:

 

 

  • Britannia Bridge was originally known as a  tubular bridge after it's completion on March 5th 1850, but after a major fire devastated the bridge in May 1970, a major reconstruction of the bridge was carried out, it is now known as a two-tier truss bridge.

 

  • The bridge was built just decades after the Menai Suspension Bridge because of the demand for a rail link between Chester and Holyhead which faciliated a sea link over to Dublin.

 

  • The design of the bridge was entrusted to Robert Stephenson

 

  • The bridge received Grade II Listed status in March 1966.

 

Photographs include the:

 

  • Menai Strait

 

  • steel trusses

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