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Menai Suspension Bridge

Menai Straits Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Chain suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Other name(s): Menai Straits Bridge
Built: 1818 - 1826

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Bangor, Gwynned, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
Crosses
  • Menai Straits
Next to Britannia Bridge (1850)
Coordinates: 53° 13' 12.50" N    4° 9' 47.25" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 177 m
total length 521 m
tower height 46.6 m
clearance 30 m

Materials

deck wrought iron
piers masonry
chains wrought iron

Chronology

1940

The main suspended deck structure is replaced by an identical one made of steel.

Notes

The bridge deck suffered damage in 1839 in a strong gale. The deck was eventually replaced in 1893 using steel. The entire structure was rehabilitated in 1940.

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Design
Construction

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000091
  • Date created
    28/10/1998
  • Last Update
    28/07/2014