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Created 25-Aug-11
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The Menai Straits is a dangerous tidal channel, once a valley, that separates Anglesey with mainland Wales. It was an important crossing place for both road and rail with pioneering engineering at Telford's suspension bridge and Stephenson Britannia Bridge.

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Keywords:anglesey, churches, engineering, industrial archaeology, industrial history, menai, railways, rivers, roads, stephenson, suspension bridges, thomas telford, wales

HRS 437 Menai suspension bridge 2003

HRS 437 Menai suspension bridge 2003

HRS 436 Menai Suspension Bridge

HRS 436 Menai Suspension Bridge

HRS 438 Menai Suspension bridge

HRS 438 Menai Suspension bridge

HRS 497 Anglesey, Chapel on the Island interior east stained glass

HRS 497 Anglesey, Chapel on the Island interior east stained glass

HRS 496 Anglesey, Chapel on the Island from North West

HRS 496 Anglesey, Chapel on the Island from North West

HRS 498 Britannia bridge and canoes

HRS 498 Britannia bridge and canoes

HRS 499 Telford bridge and boathouse

HRS 499 Telford bridge and boathouse

HRS 10661 Menai Suspension Bridge, illuminated in honour of NHS. 2020 Photo courtesy John Cole.

HRS 10661 Menai Suspension Bridge, illuminated in honour of NHS. 2020 Photo courtesy John Cole.

HRS 6146 Menai Straits looking to Anglesey 2004

HRS 6146 Menai Straits looking to Anglesey 2004

HRS 6465 Menai Suspension bridge 2005

HRS 6465 Menai Suspension bridge 2005

HRS 5166 Menai Suspension Bridge c2005

HRS 5166 Menai Suspension Bridge c2005

HRS 10138 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Goreg Gloch island L7740494

HRS 10138 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Goreg Gloch island L7740494

HRS 10140 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway-road bridge from S L7740497

HRS 10140 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway-road bridge from S L7740497

HRS 10139 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway bridge lion on south portal L7740495

HRS 10139 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway bridge lion on south portal L7740495

HRS 10137 Anglesey, Telford Suspension Bridge L7740490

HRS 10137 Anglesey, Telford Suspension Bridge L7740490

HRS 10141 Anglesey, Menai Straits, original iron tubular construction L7740498

HRS 10141 Anglesey, Menai Straits, original iron tubular construction L7740498

HRS 10142 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway bridge box girder section L7740501

HRS 10142 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway bridge box girder section L7740501

HRS 10143 Anglesey, Menai Strait, Stephenson railway plaque L7740499

HRS 10143 Anglesey, Menai Strait, Stephenson railway plaque L7740499

HRS 10144 Anglesey, Menai Straits, original rail from Britannia Bridge L7740503

HRS 10144 Anglesey, Menai Straits, original rail from Britannia Bridge L7740503

HRS 10145 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway bridge rail support L7740502

HRS 10145 Anglesey, Menai Straits, Britannia railway bridge rail support L7740502