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Britannia Bridge

Britannia Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Road bridge
Built: 1970 - 1972
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Bangor, Gwynned, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
Crosses
  • Menai Straits
Replaces Britannia Bridge (1850)

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 432 m

Materials

arches steel

Chronology

May 1970

A fire severely damages the metal superstructure of the previous tubular bridge which is subsequently demolished.

1971

The demolished superstructure is replaced by arches.

Participants

Consulting engineers
Construction

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0005164
Created: 19/09/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014