WAW001741 WALES (1946). View of Britannia Tubular Bridge, Menai Straits

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Title [WAW001741] View of Britannia Tubular Bridge, Menai Straits
Reference WAW001741
Date 11-July-1946
Link Coflein Archive Item 6413200
Place name
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 254150, 371000
Longitude / Latitude -4.1845478083954, 53.215728423159
National Grid Reference SH542710


Original Britannia Bridge railway station building, opened 1850 and closed 1858 http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/britannia_bridge/index.shtml

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 01:20:15 PM
Second World War Home Guard Type 22 (?) Pillbox (Photo attached is a screenshot of the pillbox from an amateur family film made in the early 1940's)

Wednesday 26th of August 2020 09:06:01 AM

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 11:17:17 PM
Steam-hauled goods train exiting the tubular bridge. Note the lion statues guarding the entrances of the bridge at both ends.

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 11:16:27 PM

Monday 24th of August 2015 10:20:14 AM
Treborth station, closed 2/3/1959.

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 07:21:50 PM

User Comment Contributions

This bridge was built 1845-1850 by Robert Stephenson assisted by William Fairburn and others. It was one of the greatest engineering works of the 19th Century.

Regretably it was severely damaged by fire in May 1970, and was rebuilt as a double-deck rail/road bridge.

John W
Monday 22nd of August 2016 06:43:49 PM