“Explore Engineering” Weekend – 23 & 24 June 2018

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ICE 200Join Menai Heritage & ICE Wales Cymru for a rare chance to see the lower deck and inside the abutment of the Britannia Bridge, as well as inside the Bridge House of the Suspension Bridge. Guided tours will take place on 23 and 24 June, and booking is required (see below).

Saturday 23 June 2018

Bridge HouseWe will be having four tours of the historic and seldom open bridge house, where the great chains that anchor the Menai Suspension Bridge are fixed. Tours start at 9.30, 11.15, 13.15 and 15.00 and last 1.5 hours.

  • Parties will be restricted to 10 persons
  • Children under 5 years of age not accepted
  • Hard hats will be provided but sensible footwear obligatory (e.g no open toes)
  • Ladies advised to wear trousers as open tread stairs to be climbed
  • Part of the tour requires access for one visitor at a time so patience is required while waiting for your turn

Sunday 24th June 2018

Britannia BridgeWe will be having three tours of unseen parts of the Britannia Bridge: the lower level service deck, alongside the railway track, and inside the “Cathedral”, the vast open space in the abutment on the Anglesey side. Tours start at 10.00, 12.30 & 14.30 and last 1.5 hours.

  • The abutment is a “confined space” with an uneven, unpaved surface and construction site style temporary stairs and lighting
  • The service deck is adjacent to, but separate from, an operating railway
  • Safety instructions must be strictly observed
  • Groups will be restricted to 10 persons
  • Children under 5 years of age not accepted
  • Hard hats and High Vis waistcoats will be provided for the visit into the abutment and again for the service deck walk.
  • Stout footwear and suitable clothing recommended and access may be denied to visitors considered to be unsafely shod or clad.
  • Visitors advised to wear gloves and have a hand held torch in the abutment.
  • Advice will be given on parking arrangements and where to assemble for the visit.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – limited space/numbers. Contact 01248 715046 or info@menaiheritage.org.uk. Please specify the time when booking.

Note places are very limited. To be fair to all, please only book if you are certain to attend.

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ICE Wales Cymru

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