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A complete list of bridges in Wales with pictures. Famous Welsh bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.


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    Barmouth Bridge
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    Barmouth Bridge, also known as Barmouth Viaduct, is a single-track largely wooden railway viaduct that crosses the River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay, Wales. It sits between Morfa Mawddach and Barmouth in Gwynedd and caters for rail, foot and cycle traffic. The bridge opened in 1867, ...more

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    Britannia Bridge
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    Britannia Bridge is a bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. It was originally designed and built by Robert Stephenson as a tubular bridge of wrought iron rectangular box-section spans for carrying rail traffic. Following a fire in 1970 it was rebuilt as ...more

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    Briton Ferry Bridge

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    Caerleon Bridge
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    Caerleon Bridge is a bridge crossing of the River Usk at Caerleon in the city of Newport, United Kingdom. The stone built bridge was opened in 1806 as a replacement for the previous wooden bridge, it carries the B4236 road from Caerleon-ultra-Pontem into Caerleon itself. Prior to the opening of the A449 ...more

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    Cefn Viaduct

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    City Bridge
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    City Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk in the city of Newport, South Wales. It was opened in 2004 as part of the construction/re-generation of the Southern Distributor Road/A48 in Newport. The bridge is the second most-southernly crossing of the River Usk in Newport, lying north of Newport ...more

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    Conwy Suspension Bridge, was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world. Located in the medieval town of Conwy in Conwy county borough, North Wales, it is now only passable on foot. The bridge is now in the care of the National Trust. It originally carried the A55 road from Chester to ...more

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    George Street Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk in the community of Victoria in Newport, South Wales. It is a Grade II* listed structure.more

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    The Great Western Railway Usk bridge is a crossing of the River Usk in Newport city centre, Wales. It carries the Great Western Main Line across the river in an east—west direction. The original wooden structure was constructed by the South Wales Railway in 1848, but just as the final arch was being put ...more

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    The M4 motorway Usk bridge carries the M4 motorway across the River Usk in the city of Newport in the United Kingdom. The bridge is actually two separate 450-foot bridges for the eastbound and westbound carriageways. When travelling westbound, the bridges lead directly into the twin 1,200-foot-long ...more

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    The Menai Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. The bridge was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826.more

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    Monnow Bridge in Monmouth, Wales, is the only remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge in Great Britain with its gate tower still standing in place. It crosses the River Monnow some 500m above its confluence with the River Wye. Now pedestrianised, it is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade I listed ...more

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    Newport City footbridge is a pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Usk in the city of Newport, South Wales. The bridge links the east bank of the river in the vicinity of Rodney Parade stadium to University Plaza on the west bank. It was the first major public project in Newport Unlimited's plans to ...more

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    The Newport Transporter Bridge is a transporter bridge that crosses the River Usk in Newport, South East Wales. The bridge is the lowest crossing on the River Usk. It is a Grade I listed structure. The transporter bridge is very rare, with only eight remaining in use worldwide.more

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    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham County Borough in north east Wales. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, a Grade I Listed Building and a World Heritage Site. When the bridge ...more

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    Second Severn Crossing
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    The Second Severn Crossing is the M4 motorway bridge over the River Severn between England and Wales, inaugurated on 5 June 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales to augment the traffic capacity of the original Severn Bridge built in 1966. The bridge marks the lower limit of the River Severn and the start of ...more

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    Severn Bridge
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    The Severn Bridge is a motorway suspension bridge spanning the River Severn and River Wye between Aust, South Gloucestershire in England, and Chepstow, Monmouthshire in South Wales, via Beachley, Gloucestershire, a peninsula between the two rivers. It is the original Severn road crossing between England ...more

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    The St. Julian's railway bridge is a crossing of the River Usk close to the city of Newport, South Wales. It was opened in 1874 by the Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway and currently carries the Welsh Marches Line across the river in a north—south direction. Due to the meanderings of the river, ...more

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    Waterloo Bridge
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    Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. Its name commemorates the victory of the British, the Dutch and the Prussians at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Thanks to its location at a strategic bend in the ...more

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