Conwy Suspension Bridge and Toll-keeper’s House

Conwy Suspension Bridge is the most successful design of Thomas Telford's six 'Gothic' bridges.

Now closed to vehicular traffic, it is flanked by a modern road bridge and by Robert Stephenson's iron box railway bridge. All cross the River Conwy near its mouth. Built between 1821 and 1826 it juts in the shape of a draw-bridge from below the castle’s terrace, showing a respectful deference to the medieval architecture.

An exhibition in the Toll-keeper’s House depicts how trade and travel brought Conwy to life and how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather.

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