National Trust completes conservation work on 182-year-old Conwy suspension bridge

A historical bridge in Conwy designed and built by one of the fathers of engineering, Thomas Telford, has reopened to visitors after £400,000 repairs.

The 182-year-old suspension bridge, which was closed for six months for conservation work, formed part of Telford's plans for a highway between Chester and Holyhead. Until 1958 it was the main road bridge into Conwy.

The National Trust said that the conservation work, which involved repainting and checking the metalwork, would safeguard the future of the bridge. It will be open every day to visitors until 2 November.

Other famous structures in north Wales for which Telford was responsible include the Menai suspension bridge and the aqueducts of Chirk and Pontcysyllte.