Menai Strait


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Menai Strait

(mĕn`ī), channel of the Irish Sea, 14 mi (23 km) long and from 200 yd (183 m) to 2 mi (3.2 km) wide, between the island of Anglesey and mainland Gwynedd, NW Wales. Thomas Telford's suspension bridge (1826; rebuilt 1938–41) carries the road from Bangor on the mainland to Anglesey, over the strait, and Robert Stephenson's tubular bridge (1850) carries a railroad. Caernarvon is on the strait; Llanfair-Pwllgwyngyll is nearby.

Menai Strait

a channel of the Irish Sea between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of NW Wales: famous suspension bridge (1819--26) designed by Thomas Telford and tubular bridge (1846--50) by Robert Stephenson. Length: 24 km (15 miles). Width: up to 3 km (2 miles)
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A business case is being prepared " for a third crossing across the Menai Strait.
There's a tennis court and a private beach for a spot of fishing or even an exhilarating rib ride along the Menai Strait We stuck with the tranquil theme and enjoyed a sauna and soak in the hot tub which looks onto the gardens and the Strait.
CROSSING OPTIONS OVER THE MENAI STRAIT AND TO PENTIR Crossing A (Length of shore to shore Menai Strait crossing: 500 metres) This runs between Menai Bridge and Llanfairpwll and crosses the Menai Strait east of Britannia Bridge.
The National Grid's concession over the AONB and the Menai Strait does not go far enough for some critics.
Beaumaris RNLI crew took on board two people from a speedboat aground in the Menai Strait near Anglesey Sea Zoo at 11.
Situated in 60 acres of parkland next to the Menai Strait, the exclusive site offers luxury lodges and static caravans along with state of the art facilities, based in the grounds of its 16th Century Elizabethan Manor House, which has undergone the refurbishment.
The pounds 400,000 project could involve running pipes under the Menai Strait to extract heat generated by the sea.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor Tel: 01248 353084 This vast 19th century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait.
But in one boat Donna Kearsley, 55, and another younger unnamed woman fell off the boat into the Menai Strait.
Richard Harrington from the Marine Conservation Society said: "The Menai Strait is a unique site for wildlife which makes this incident particularly disappointing.
Transport Minister Edwina Hart last week outlined a number of significant changes affecting road, rail, bus and sea links, which include committing funds to "develop a business case" for a third bridge across the Menai Strait.
In Beaumaris, busy volunteers rescued everything from stranded jet skiers to a sinking camper van which parked on a slipway near Menai Bridge, and almost floated away along the Menai Strait after an exceptionally high tide.