Stanley Embankment

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Stanley Embankment
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The A5 running across the causeway towards Holy Island
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From:  Valley
To:  Holy Island
Highway Authority
Welsh Government
Opening Date
1823, widened 1840s and 2000s
On road(s)
A55 • A5
Crossings related to the A55
Britannia Bridge • Chester Bypass Bridge • Conwy Tunnel • Holyhead - Dublin ferry • Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire ferry • Pen-y-Clip Tunnels • Penmaenbach Tunnels • St Asaph Bypass Bridge
Crossings related to the A5
Atcham Bridge • Dow Bridge • Marylebone Flyover • Menai Suspension Bridge • Pont Corwen • Stony Stratford Bypass • Waterloo Bridge (Caernarfonshire)

The Stanley Embankment is a man-made causeway built to cross the Stanley Sands to Holy Island by Thomas Telford, for his London to Holyhead road.

It was widended in the 1840s to the south, to make space for the Holyhead to Chester railway line.

In the 2000s, a second causeway was constructed to the south of the railway, to carry the A55 dual carriageway across the sands.


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Stanley Embankment