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Report - Conwy Suspension Bridge, June '10

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Rookie, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Rookie

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    With having the best part of 3 months of summer to kill in Wales, I needed to do something to cure my boredom. So during the night I packed my bag and left the house to see what was what with this little beauty.

    Conwy Suspension Bridge, was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world. It originally carried the A55 road but is now used as a footbridge. The bridge is now in the care of the National Trust.
    Built by Thomas Telford, the bridge was completed in 1826 and replaced the ferry at the same point. Telford matched the bridge's supporting towers with the castle's turrets, in the same style as one of Telford's other bridges, the Menai Suspension Bridge. Telford's bridge was the only crossing of the river at that time.
    Part of the castle had to be demolished during construction in order for the suspension cables to be anchored into the rock.

    The bridge, back in it's heyday
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    Picture taken from - oldukphotos.com

    Suspension Bridge
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    Rail Bridge
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    Rail Bridge Turret
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    Suspension Bridge Entrace
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    Apologise for the quality of these photos. Ridiculous high ISO.

    Cheers for Looking. Rookie. :thumb
     

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