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The Menai Bridge, Bangor (North Wales)', c1826-c1850. Thomas Telford's suspension bridge over the Menai Straits was built in 1820-1826. It was built to carry the London/Holyhead road used for transporting mails between Dublin and London. The bridge's original timber deck was wrecked in a storm in 1839. In 1940 the chains were renewed with high tensile steel.
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