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Feb 19, 2016

Inside the giant Anglesey abutment

The Anglesey abutment of Stephenson's Britannia Bridge looks like a solid mass of stone from the outside, but now smartphone users can scan QR codes ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

near the structure to discover how the hollow inside contains tall pillars and vaulted roofs. This construction method resulted in the nickname "the cathedral abutment". Building it in this exposed location was challenging. Two men died in the 1840s after falling from the scaffolding there, one having been blown off by the wind. For details and photos of the interior, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the Wales Coast Path waymarker post near the shoreline. Or click here