The Wonders of the Menai, in its Suspension and Tubular Bridges.
Published by S. Hughes, Bangor, 1850.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 295 x 460mm (11½ x 18"). Tear in margin.
Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge, the first bridge to spain the Menai Strait, opened in 1826 and the Britannia Bridge, built by Robert Stephenson to a design by William Fairbairn, opened 1850, the year of this print. Guarding both ends of the Britannia Bridge the limestone lions by John Thomas can be seen, now obscured by the A55 road.
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