Flintshire Bridge

Flintshire Bridge spanning the River Dee near Chester. It was finished in 1998 which is probably why I always wondered why I’d not seen it before after returning to the Wirral in 2000. It’s an impressive piece of architecture and would be more likely places in some grand location. Instead, it sits on the A548 and doesn’t really take anyone anywhere. North Wales is served by the A55 – and I guess there’s some traffic to the Power Plant and Tata Steel in Shotton.

Largest Cable Stay Bridge in UK
Largest Cable Stay Bridge in UK – Flintshire

You can drive and cycle over the Flintshire Bridge but you’re not meant to walk over it (at least there’s signs saying no walking). Cycling over is a fun though I went on the drainage ditch given the speed of the traffic (national speed limit).

It was designed by the now defunct Percy Thomas Partnership.

Cycling over the Flintshire Bridge
Cycling over the Flintshire Bridge

There’s a good view of the Connah’s Quay Power Station too! Which looks like something from an 80’s futuristic film.

Connah's Quay Power Station taken from the Flintshire Bridge
Connah’s Quay Power Station taken from the Flintshire Bridge