12 photos that capture the true beauty of the Menai Strait
PUBLISHED: 12:41 06 March 2017
The Menai Straits has has the beautiful of Anglesey and the peaks of Snowdonia as a backdrop.
Menai Bridge photography
Dusk at the Menai Straits by Pete Marsden
Menai Bridge and Snowdonia Mountains by Karen Jones
Menai Straits by Pete Lawless
Menal At Days End by Ron Sutton
Sailing Home, Menai Straits by Ron Sutton
Seagull Swagger at Menai Bridge by Nicky Clare
Sun over the Menai Straits by Kevin Lyth
Britannia Bridge Over The Menai Straits by Ron Sutton
The Stone Circle by Ron Sutton
Thomas Telford's Bridge At Menai by Bee Brittain
Water Level by Bee Brittain
Menai Bridge at night by Lol Whittingham
Before Thomas Telford built the suspension bridge that majestically spans the Menai Straits, the town now known as Menai Bridge was called Porthaethwy.
Prior its completion in 1826 there was no bridge or crossing to the isle of Anglesey, the initial purpose of its creation was to improve travel and trade links between the nearby port of Holyhead and the mainland UK.
The growing popularity of rail travel meant that a second bridge was required, and the Britannia Bridge was built just a mile to the west.
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