Menai Bridge is a town on Anglesey in Wales with 3800 inhabitants (2001). The Welsh name of the place is Porthaethwy. With the construction of the Menai Bridge over the Menai Strait, the strait that separates Anglesey from the Welsh mainland and which was completed in 1826, the place got its English name, so it has two different names today. The islands of Church Island, Ynys Faelog and Ynys Gaint, which are located in Menai Street just outside the village, are directly connected to it by dams that can be partially washed out at high tide. Menai Bridge has a backdrop designed specifically for the Welsh soap opera Rownd a Rownd, and the town itself, as well as its schools, are also the backdrop for this production of the Welsh-language TV channel S4C. The Anglesey Coastal Path part of the Wales Coast Path passes through Menai Bridge. The Afon Cadnant flows east of Menai Bridge in the Menai Street.
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