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SEVERN BRIDGE



Beachley - Aust

Built: 1966


Designer: Sir Percy Thompson


For its time this was a remarkable feat of engineering, to build a bridge across one of the most dangerous rivers in the world. On the 8th September 1966 the bridge was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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SECOND SEVERN CROSSING

New Passage - Sudbrook

Built: 1996

Engineers: John Laing & GTM Entrepose

The bridge spans 456 metres, making it Britain’s longest river crossing, a £330,000,000 viaduct on one hundred legs. It was officially opened by HRH Charles, Prince of Wales on the 5th June 1996.

All photographs taken by Chris Witts unless otherwise indicated

as of 2015

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