Section of cellular base of main span N tube from

William Fairbairn
Robert Stephenson

Section of cellular base of main span north tube from Robert Stephenson's (1803-1859) Britannia Bridge, Menai Straits. Completed in 1850, the two rectangular wrought iron tubes carried the Chester & Holyhead Railway over spans of 230 feet (70.1 metres) and 460 feet (140.2 metres). The bridge was destroyed by fire in 1970, but the piers re-used for a replacement railway bridge in 1972. A roadway was added above in 1980. See also 1929-614.


Civil Engineering
Object Number:
Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co.

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