New Menai Strait Bridge


The Welsh Government have announced that a completely new bridge may be able to open across Menai Strait in Wales.

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This will be the third bridge to be built if given the go ahead by all parties. The first bridge is known as the Menai Bridge by T Telford back in 1820. The second bridge was built by R Stephenson and is called the Britannia Bridge which was built back in 1850.

The current bridges carry traffic which sometimes can be held up due to high winds or accidents. New technology is in place now protect vehicles by using wind protection which will avoid road closures during the various storms in Wales.