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Britannia Bridge

Britannia Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1970
End of works: 30 January 1972
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Bangor, Gwynned, Wales, United Kingdom
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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20005164
  • Date created
    19/09/2002
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014