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Building a bridge at Swansea Slip

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The inaugeration plaque for the Swansea Slip Bridge

In 1915, the issue of access to the beach at the Slip was solved by the construction of the Slip Bridge. For generations of Swansea visitors, the sands of Swansea have been characterised by the bridge which still dominates the skyline today. 

It still provides the function it was designed for, safe beach access although the danger today is not the railways but the horrendously busy Mumbles Road one of the busiest roads in South Wales. The wonderful alcoves of the bridge were not always empty, they were quickly brought into the 'Slip culture' by having little shops and cafés built into them. In later years it was where you got your municipal deckchair from!

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