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Britannia Bridge (Porthmadog)

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Britannia Bridge
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Britannia Bridge Porthmadog (C) John Firth - Geograph - 3200465.jpg
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From:  Porthmadog
To:  Ynys Tywyn
Caernarfonshire • Anglesey
Highway Authority
Welsh Government
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A497
This article is about the bridge located in Porthmadog.
For the famous bridge of the same name linking Anglesey with the Welsh mainland, see Britannia Bridge
For the bridge of the same name in Wigan, see Britannia Bridge (Wigan).

Britannia Bridge carries the A497 over the sea inlet known as Llyn Bach which forms the mouth of Afon Glaslyn, at the east end of Porthmadog. It links the town's High Street to the Cob. It now also carries an on-street single track section of the narrow-gauge Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) on its way to join the Ffestiniog Railway at Harbour Station. The public service on this section of the WHR began in March 2011.

Bizarrely, this means that there are now two combined road-rail bridges named Britannia Bridge in Caernarfonshire. For yet another combined road-rail bridge nearby, see Pont Briwet.

The road over the bridge was the A487 trunk road until the opening of the Porthmadog bypass in October 2011.

Britannia Bridge (Porthmadog)
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Britannia Bridge Porthmadog (C) John Firth - Geograph - 3200465.jpgWelsh Highland Railway train on... (C) Rob Newman - Geograph - 3063054.jpgLevel Crossing at Porthmadog Harbour... (C) Peter Trimming - Geograph - 2112202.jpgRails in the road (C) John Firth - Geograph - 2104877.jpgA497-pont-brit1.jpg
Crossings of the Afon Glaslyn & Tributaries
Afon GlaslynNant Gwynant Bridge • Beddgelert Bridge • Pont Aberglaslyn • Pont Croesor • Porthmadog Bypass Bridge • Britannia Bridge (Porthmadog)
Afon DwyrydPont-y-pandy • Rhyd-y-sarn Bridge • Pont Dol-y-Moch • Maentwrog Bridge • Pont Briwet
Afon CynfalBont Newydd (Ffestiniog) • Pont Tal-y-bont

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