Menai Suspension Bridge

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Menai Bridge
Pont Grog y Borth
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Bangor
To:  Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge
Caernarfonshire • Anglesey
Highway Authority
Gwynedd • Isle of Anglesey
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  18572  (Grade I)
Bridge Type:  Suspension Bridge
Engineer:  Thomas Telford
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A5
Atcham Bridge • Dow Bridge • Marylebone Flyover • Pont Corwen • Stanley Embankment • Stony Stratford Bypass • Waterloo Bridge (Caernarfonshire)

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 + A487 roundabout - Coppermine - 3087.jpgA5 - Menai Bridge - Coppermine - 3070.jpgA5 - Menai Bridge - Coppermine - 3088.jpgMenai At Night - Coppermine - 15556.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)