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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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But in one boat Donna Kearsley, 55, and another younger unnamed woman fell off the boat into the Menai Strait.
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