Menai Bridge

Menai Bridge

Menai Bridge

Menai Bridge

This is Thomas Telford's magnificent suspension bridge, built in 1826 to carry his Holyhead road over the swirling treacherous waters of the Menai Strait. Fully rigged sailing ships could pass under the bridge's 100ft high central span.

To reach this spot, as I have done - when the tide is out - after passing over the bridge, just beyond the second roundabout, on the left is a small car park and an easy path descends through woodland to reach a 'promenade', this is known as the Belgian Walk. Also nearby is an old church on an island, across a causeway, there was a wedding on when I got there, I think they thought I was their photographer when I walked towards the door of the church and then I walked straight past, jumped over the wall to get onto the sand of the Strait itself.

Taken - 23/09/11
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Menai Bridge from Anglesey, North Wales
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch