Conwy castle old suspension bridge
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Panoramabillede af Bernd Kronmueller EXPERT Taget 10:46, 05/07/2010 - Views loading...

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Conwy castle old suspension bridge

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A lot of people come to visit the castle in Conwy. Not so many actually take the little path which leads to the old suspension bridge. It is one of the bridges build by Thomas Telford and it is one of the first road suspension bridges built to span the river Conwy.

The interesting thing on this bridge (and on Menai Bridge for that matter) are the huge chain links made from iron. In 1826 manufacturing steel cables hadn't been invented but they needed something flexible and strong. So they came up with these massive chains with each chain link about 2 metres long, 20cm high and 5cm wide. The longer and wider Menai Bridge, also built by Telford has even more impressive chain links which I hope to show in some other panorama.

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A: Conwy Suspension Bridge

Af Pawel Rozenek, 40 meter væk

Conwy Suspension Bridge.More amazing panoramas athttp://www.rozenek.comThank you!

Conwy Suspension Bridge

B: Conwy suspension bridge (in the middle)

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 50 meter væk

Walking away from the castle to the middle of the bridge. From here you can see the chain links of th...

Conwy suspension bridge (in the middle)

C: Conwy Castle

Af Adam Shomsky, 90 meter væk

The ruins of Conwy Castle in Conwy, Wales.  This parnorama was taken August 19, 2007 with a Canon 350...

Conwy Castle

D: Conwy, on the old town wall

Af Bernd Kronmueller, 420 meter væk

Conwy, on the old town wall

E: Rear of Conwy Mountain

Af Roger, 1.5 km væk

Rear of Conwy Mountain

F: View from Conwy Mountain

Af Roger, 1.5 km væk

View from Conwy Mountain

View from Conwy Mountain

G: Conwy Marina

Af Roger, 1.6 km væk

Conwy Marina, Wales

Conwy Marina

H: Conwy Mountain

Af Roger, 1.7 km væk

Conwy Mountain

I: Caerseion

Af Darren Roberts, 2.3 km væk

Caerseion

J: Pd1 Small

Af Darren Roberts, 2.3 km væk

Pd1 Small

Dette panorama blev taget i Wales

Dette er et overblik over Wales

Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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