The Severn Bridge

  • Year: 1977
  • Location: Bristol, England


The Severn Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the River Severn between South Gloucestershire, just north of Bristol, England, and Monmouthshire in South Wales. When built in 1966, the Severn Bridge was the second largest suspension bridge in Europe and the first aerodynamic box girder suspension bridge, with a 988m span.

The Severn Bridge crossing was strengthened and resurfaced in the late 1980s as the weight of traffic grew. The designers and consulting engineers for this work were Messrs Mott, Hay & Anderson and Freeman Fox & Partners. The contractor for the job was Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co Ltd, with the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd as the main contractors. The bridge was granted Grade I listed status on 26 November 1999.

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