Station Name: BRITANNIA BRIDGE
[Source: Paul Wright]
Looking northwest from the Holyhead platform of Britannia Bridge station in the 1850s probably not long after the station and the bridge had opened. Three passengers can be seen waiting to board a train to Anglesey. Beyong the station is Britannia Bridge which carried the Chester and Holyhead Railway over the Menai Straits. Each line of the railway was carried over the straits in an iron tube which was supported on stone piers.
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1889 1:2,500 OS map.
Looking northwest at the site of Britannia Bridge station probably taken c.1860s. All traces of the station platforms had been swept away although what was probably the station
building is still visible on the right.
Looking northwards at the site of Britannia Bridge station in the early 1960s over 100 years after it had closed. The station was located between the white gate and the lion statue.
The site of Britannia Bridge station looking northwest towards the bridge in 1966.
Photo by Angus McCulluch, reproduced from Geograph under creative commons licence.
Looking northwards from the site of Britannia Bridge station's Holyhead platform (left) in March 1970. A Sulzer type 2 locomotive can be seen heading towards Chester on a goods working
having just come off the bridge.
Photo by Berriff3
Looking west at the site of Britannia Bridge station in July 2011. The structure above the station site is the road deck of the Britannia Bridge. On the evening of the 23rd of May 1970 some boys who were playing on the structure dropped a burning torch which set light to the tar coated roof of the tubes. The bridge was severely damaged the tubes themselves were beyond saving. The bridge was closed until the 30th of January 1972 when one line was re-opened. It was then substantially altered and a road deck was installed above the railway. The road deck which carried the A55 opened in 1980.
Photo by Paul Wright
The station building at Britannia Bridge looking north in July 2011. Amazingly although the station had been closed for over 150 years the building was still standing.
Photo by Paul Wright
Inside the station building at Britannia Bridge looking north in March 2012.
Photo by Carl Williams
The site of Britannia Bridge station looking north-west in October 2012.