Menai Bridge - In the iron works
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Menai Bridge - In the iron works

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The Menai suspension bridge was 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 per chain!!
This is a view from within the ironworks and you can see the scale of nuts and bolts used to hang the bridge of the chains and the sheer number of rivets - a few hundred thousand!! 

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

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