Menai bridge - the chain
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Menai bridge - the chain

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This is one element of the "chain" of the Menai suspension bridge, the first iron suspension bridge built by Thomas Telford in 1826. It is spanning the Menai Strait between Anglesey and mainland Wales(580 foot) and it had to have a clearance of 100 foot to allow big ships to pass underneath. The biggest task was to lift the 16 chains into place because the middle section between the pillars has a weight of 23.5 tons!!

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A: Menai Bridge - In the iron works

door Bernd Kronmueller, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

The Menai suspension bridge was built by Thomas Telford in 1826. It is spanning the Menai Strait betw...

Menai Bridge - In the iron works

B: Menai bridge by night and fog

door Bernd Kronmueller, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Sometimes there is some sort of sea fog coming iin. It is quite rare because normally it is to windy ...

Menai bridge by night and fog

C: Menai bridge - night with stars

door Bernd Kronmueller, 10 hier vandaan

This is one bolt and nut (I don't know, diameter of the bolt is about 10cm so something like M100 eve...

Menai bridge - night with stars

D: The Island Race 2013 - Half marathon on Anglesey

door Bernd Kronmueller, 220 hier vandaan

Today in really beautiful weather about 800 people made their way over the Menai bridge to start thei...

The Island Race 2013 - Half marathon on Anglesey

E: Cemetry on church island, Menai Bridge, Anglsey

door Bernd Kronmueller, 630 hier vandaan

Cemetry on church island, Menai Bridge, Anglsey

F: Menai Bridge at low tide with iced rocks and algae

door Bernd Kronmueller, 1.3 hier vandaan

When the tide went out this mornig it was about -5°C. This meant that the water that was lapping over...

Menai Bridge at low tide with iced rocks and algae

G: Snowdon mountains and the 2 bridges

door Bernd Kronmueller, 1.3 hier vandaan

View of the two bridges which connect Anglesey with mainland Wales. To the left the Menai bridge buil...

Snowdon mountains and the 2 bridges

H: Bangor (North Wales) university - PG hall

door Bernd Kronmueller, 2.4 hier vandaan

Big hall in the main arts building. It is being used for concerts, exams, and all kind of social even...

Bangor (North Wales) university - PG hall

I: Bangor (North Wales) university courtyard

door Bernd Kronmueller, 2.4 hier vandaan

This is the courtyard of the main arts building of Bangor University in North Wales. The building isn...

Bangor (North Wales) university courtyard

J: Bangor (North Wales) university court yard - the other side

door Bernd Kronmueller, 2.4 hier vandaan

This is the courtyard of the main arts building of Bangor University in North Wales. The building isn...

Bangor (North Wales) university court yard - the other side

Dit panorama is genomen in Wales

Dit is een overzicht van 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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