Papers: D. Stuart Tod

Scope and Content

Papers and Correspondence: Reconstruction / repairs to the Britainnia Bridge, [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]

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.



Conditions Governing Access

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition. This format of this collection consists of paper documents, coloured slides, and a compact disc.

Archivist's Note

Complied by Helen Lewis for Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives. The following source was used to compile this description: D. Stuart Tod papers catalogue and "Menai Strait Bridges (" viewed 15 December 2005.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

This collection was deposited with the Anglesey County Record Office 17/03/2004


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected