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Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits, Wales, c 1850-c1852. The Britannia Tubular Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859). Construction began in 1846 and the bridge was opened on 18 March 1850. It was constructed to provide trains of the Chester and Holyhead Railway with a passageway across the Menai Straits from mainland Wales to Anglesey. The railway terminated at Holyhead, which became a major port for travellers to Ireland. The Menai Suspension Bridge, a road bridge designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826, can be seen in the distance. Artist: George Hawkins.
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