Sunrise at Britannia Bridge, Menai Strait, Anglesey, Wales - This bridge was designed originally by Robert Stephenson as a tubular bridge, it connects the island of Anglesey to mainland Wales, not far from Bangor. After a fire in 1970, it was rebuilt as a steel truss arch bridge, carrying road and rail traffic. The memorial statue, to the left near the sun, at Plas Llanfair in Llanfairpwll is of Admiral Nelson. Nelson was famous for victories during the Napoleonic Wars. He was killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near Cadiz in 1805. The statue, made of stone, was created by Admiral Lord Clarence Paget. The view from this location Nelson referred to as "one of the most treacherous stretches of sea in the world." Behind the bridge, unfortunately, are large pylons and numerous wires crossing the Menai Strait, I must have spent 4 hours in Photoshop clone stamping them all out. You can get to this location quite easy using the train to the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Which interestingly enough is the longest place name in Europe! A short walk from the station leads you along the Afon Braint down to the north bank of the Menai Straits, from here there's a short pier from where I took this photograph.
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