Menai Suspension Bridge

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Menai Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From: Bangor
To: Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge
Caernarfonshire • Anglesey
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  18572  (Grade I)
Bridge Type:  Suspension Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A5
Dow Bridge • Marylebone Flyover • Pont Corwen • Stony Stratford Bypass • Waterloo Bridge, Betws-y-Coed

The Menai suspension bridge was built in 1825 by Thomas Telford to carry his Holyhead Road across the Menai Straits. Its chains are made from wrought iron which supported a wooden deck. The original deck was replaced in 1893 with a steel deck, and the chains themselves were replaced with steel chains by 1940.

As traffic levels increased, advantage was taken of a severe fire on the neighbouring Britannia Bridge to build a road deck on top of the railway, which relieved the Menai Bridge of most long distance traffic, and this now carries the A55 road.


Menai Suspension Bridge
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A5 - Coppermine - 4502.jpgA5 - Menai Bridge - Coppermine - 3088.jpgA5 - Original tollgate at Menai bridge - Coppermine - 3071.jpgMenai At Night - Coppermine - 15556.jpgMenai at Night - Coppermine - 23186.jpg
Other nearby roads
Bangor (Caernarfonshire)A4087 • A4087 (Menai Bridge - Capel-y-Graig) • A4244 • A487 • A499 • A5 • A5122 • A55 • B4547 • B5107 • E22 • E34 (Old System) • EuroVelo 2 • Ffordd Gogledd Cymru • Holyhead Road • NCN8 • T11 (Britain) • T19 (Britain) • T81 (Britain)