Today I found out the M48, was originally the M4

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Today I found out the M48, was originally the M4

Post by trainrobber661 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 07:59

Today I found out the M48, was originally the M4. I always assumed the Severn Bridges were both made at the same time when I was Little. :laugh:

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Re: Today I found out the M48, was originally the M4

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From the SABRE Wiki: Severn Bridge :

The Severn Bridge is a suspension bridge carrying road, cycle and foot traffic over the estuary of the River Severn. It was opened as a part of the M4 motorway in 1966, having cost £8M to construct, and was renumbered to the M48 when the Second Severn Crossing opened in 1996.

When built, the mile long bridge was the 7th longest in the world and 3rd in Europe. The adjacent [[Wye Bridge (Chepstow)|Wye

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