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Posted on 16th August 2015 / 712
Industry Type : Transport
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Restored

The Menai Suspension Bridge was completed on 30 January 1826, it was the biggest suspension bridge in the world at the time – another Telford triumph!

16 huge chains hold up the 579 ft of deck, giving 100 ft of clearance for tall sailing ships navigating the Menai Strait.

The Menai Bridge dramatically reduced the time and dangers involved on the journey from Ireland via Holyhead to London. Along with Telford’s other improvements to the London to Holyhead Road (A5), the journey time was reduced from 36 hours to 27 hours.

The Bridge you see today was modernized and strengthened between 1939 and 1940.

Menai Suspension Bridge

The Menai Suspension Bridge was completed on 30 January 1826, it was the biggest suspension bridge in the world at the time – another Telford triumph!

16 huge chains hold up the 579 ft of deck, giving 100 ft of clearance for tall sailing ships navigating the Menai Strait.

The Menai Bridge dramatically reduced the time and dangers involved on the journey from Ireland via Holyhead to London. Along with Telford’s other improvements to the London to Holyhead Road (A5), the journey time was reduced from 36 hours to 27 hours.

The Bridge you see today was modernized and strengthened between 1939 and 1940.

Menai Suspension Bridge
Industry Type : Transport
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Restored
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