Welcome to Menai Bridge
It's a testimony to his genius that not only does engineer extraordinaire Thomas Telford have a large town in Shropshire named after him, this small town is named after one of his creations. The industrial age arrived in Anglesey in 1826 when Telford established the first permanent link to the mainland with his innovative 174m Menai Suspension Bridge across the Menai Strait – the first bridge of its kind in the world. The central span is 30m high, allowing for the passage of tall ships. It was joined in 1850 by Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge, further south, which carried the newly laid railway.