Conwy castle old suspension bridge
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Panorama-Foto von: Bernd Kronmueller EXPERT Fotografiert: 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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Bilder in der Nähe von Wales

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A: Conwy Suspension Bridge

von Pawel Rozenek, 40 Meter entfernt

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

Conwy Suspension Bridge

B: Conwy suspension bridge (in the middle)

von Bernd Kronmueller, 50 Meter entfernt

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

von Adam Shomsky, 90 Meter entfernt

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

von Bernd Kronmueller, 420 Meter entfernt

Conwy, on the old town wall

E: Rear of Conwy Mountain

von Roger, 1.5 entfernt

Rear of Conwy Mountain

F: View from Conwy Mountain

von Roger, 1.5 entfernt

View from Conwy Mountain

View from Conwy Mountain

G: Conwy Marina

von Roger, 1.6 entfernt

Conwy Marina, Wales

Conwy Marina

H: Conwy Mountain

von Roger, 1.7 entfernt

Conwy Mountain

I: Caerseion

von Darren Roberts, 2.3 entfernt

Caerseion

J: Pd1 Small

von Darren Roberts, 2.3 entfernt

Pd1 Small

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Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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