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.
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