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Posted By Robert. Stephenson


In 1848 the engineer Robert Stephenson extended the railway from Chester to Holyhead along the North Wales coast, taking it through the historic town of Conwy.

The photograph above shows how the line was taken through a tunnel underneath the town walls, the subsidence caused by the construction led to a large crack forming in one of the towers as can be seen. Work to underpin the tower was carried out in 1963.

Posted By Robert. Stephenson
Victoria & Albert: Art & Love
The Britannia bridge over the Menai Straits
The Royal Collection © 2010,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 20228

The Britannia bridge over the Menai Straits


Frank Dillon

Perhaps presented to Queen Victoria

The innovative tubular bridge designed by Robert Stephenson was visited and admired by the Queen and Prince Albert in 1852. More



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