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Anglesey Archives
Tod, D. Stuart papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM 2065

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: D. Stuart Tod (Marine Superintendent during the repairs to the Britannia Bridge) papers

Short Title: Tod, D. Stuart papers

Creation date(s): 1971-2003 (predominately 1971)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.012 cubic metres (64 items)

Name of creator(s): Tod, D. Stuart, 1905-1995, Marine Superintendent during the repairs to the Britannia Bridge

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1970 the Britannia Bridge was greatly damaged when five teenagers inadvertantly set fire to it. The damage was so bad that it was widely feared that the bridge would collapse into the Menai Straits. As assessments were carried out as to how best to repair the bridge the then County Surveyor proposed that it should be rebuilt as a two level bridge carrying both trains and road traffic. The proposal was accepted and the bridge was reconstructed accordingly with the spans supported by archways. The new bridge was opened in 1972. D. Stuart Tod, 1905-1995, was the Marine Superintendent during the repairs to the Britannia Bridge

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers and correspondence re: the reconstruction/repairs to the Britainnia Bridge, [c.1971-1972]; Coloured slides, 1971; Compact Disc re: the reconstruction/repairs to the Britainnia Bridge, 2003; and an Obituary of D. Stuart Tod, [c.1996]

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Unknown

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Physical characteristics: Good condition. This format of this collection consists of paper documents, coloured slides, and a compact disc.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archive Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey County Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: This collection was deposited with the Anglesey County Record Office 17/03/04

Immediate source of acquisition: Private depositor

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Complied by Helen Lewis for the Anglesey County Record Office. The following source was used to compile this description: D. Stuart Tod papers catalogue and "Menai Strait Bridges (http://www.anglesey-history.co.uk/places/bridges/)" viewed 15 December 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines for Fonds Level Descriptions and ISADG) second eddition

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Bridges | Wales | Anglesey
Bridges | Wales | Anglesey | Maintenance and Repair
Tod, D. Stuart, | 1905-1995 | Archives

Personal names
Tod , D. Stuart , 1905-1995

Corporate names

Places
Menai Strait (Wales)
Pont Britannia (Wales)

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