|Carries||4 lanes of A548|
|Official name||Flintshire Bridge|
|Maintained by||Welsh Assembly Government
Flintshire County Council
|Total length||294 metres (965 ft)|
|Height||118 metres (387 ft)|
|Longest span||200 metres (660 ft)|
|Designer||Percy Thomas Partnership|
|Opened||March 6, 1998|
|Daily traffic||13,300 vehicles per day|
The Flintshire Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge spanning the Dee Estuary in North Wales. The bridge links Flint and Connah's Quay to the shore north of the River Dee at the southern end of the Wirral Peninsula. The bridge cost £55million to construct. This cost was met by the then Welsh Office and in the future, maintenance costs are expected to be the responsibility of the local authority Flintshire County Council.
It is the largest asymmetric cable-stayed bridge in the whole of Britain.
The Welsh Assembly Government is now considering the Flintshire Bridge as an alternative route for a major road expansion through the county, after plans to expand the A494 in Deeside were scrapped in March 2008.
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