Conwy Suspension Bridge

Conwy, North Wales
Posted on 28th April 2019 / 30 Listing verified as genuine
Site Type : Relic
Industry Type : Transport
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Restored

Conwy Suspension Bridge is one of the first road suspension bridges in the world

it is also a is a Grade I-listed structure.

The Conwy Suspension Bridge originally carried the A55(T) road from Chester to Bangor. It was designed by the awesome Thomas Telford and spans the River Conwy next to Conwy Castle – a massive 13th century lump and a World Heritage Site.

The bridge is 99.5-metre-long (326 ft) and was built in 1822–26 at a cost of £51,000.

It replaced a ferry crossing at the same point and is in the same style as one of Telford’s other bridges, the Menai Suspension Bridge crossing the Menai Strait. And just like over the Menai Strait, there is a tubular bridge by George Stephenson nestled alongside!

It is now only passable on foot and in the care of the National Trust.

It is worth going to see, just to see a Telford gate at one end of it (or probably a replica I should think)!

 

Conwy, North Wales

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