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.
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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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Mr Skates added he "fully understands" the sensitivity of placing a new crossing over the Menai Strait and further analysis work will take place before the bridge type is selected.
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Crossing D (Length of crossing: 800 metres) THIS options approaches the Menai Strait between Brynsiencyn and Llanedwen and reaches the mainland between the Outdoor Pursuits Centre and Llanfair Hall.
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He said: "People can now see what the second connection could look like, including the proposed location of pylons and the tunnel under the Menai Strait.
Beaumaris RNLI crew took on board two people from a speedboat aground in the Menai Strait near Anglesey Sea Zoo at 11.49am yesterday.
In July calls were made for a new "superstructure" across the Menai Strait to carry traffic and power cables which will link up Wylfa Newydd to the National Grid.
The pounds 400,000 project could involve running pipes under the Menai Strait to extract heat generated by the sea.
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.
>> Fort Belan, Menai Strait The fort was built in 1775 for a reported cost of PS30,000 by Thomas Wynn, then MP for Caernarfonshire and later to become Lord Newborough.