The Menai Suspension Bridge

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For those of you who enjoy a good bridge, here is one of the finest – the Menai Suspension Bridge, which links the island of Anglesey to the mainland of Wales.

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It was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826.

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Before the bridge all movements from the island were by ferry. But links had to be improved from Dublin, via Holyhead, to London.

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The design of the bridge had to allow for Royal Navy sailing ships 100 feet (30m) tall to pass under the deck at high tide.

Menai Bridge
Menai Bridge

I took these photos during a visit to Anglesey in September 2013.

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