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Anglesey Bridges, Wales

There are two bridges that connect Anglesey with the rest of the UK. One of them is the Menai Bridge, the other one is the Britannia Bridge – this is the one that Cheryl Hamer finds fascinating during sunset, here is her story

It is not possible to write a series of articles about Anglesey without talking about ‘the bridges.’ We have two of them – the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge and, according to the European Union, because of these Anglesey no longer qualifies as an island. Of course, if you ask anyone that lives here they will heavily dispute that – most of us get a huge sense of relief and happiness as we drive back over one of the bridges onto our island.

Both bridges are wonders of architecture and were both ‘firsts’ in their day. Menai Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, was the first suspension bridge built to carry heavy traffic in 1826, and was also the …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 47 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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