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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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An important function of phytoplankton transported from Liverpool Bay into the Menai Strait for the mussel production has been pointed out by Tweddle et al.
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However, many of the commitments made this week are not new - in fact, several of them were also included in former Transport Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones's National Transport Plan, such as increasing rail capacity between Wrexham and Chester and looking into options for a third crossing over the Menai Straits.
James Wilson, of Deepdock, said "We are all very proud, in the Menai Straits, to be the UK's first enhanced fishery to achieve this benchmark certification.
The bases so far include Antibes in France, Palma on Mallorca, Lymington and Poole in England, and Conwy, Menai Straits and Pwllheli.
Following HMS Conway's 1953 grounding in the Menai Straits, she became a sorry sight for visitors.