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== Summary ==

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== Summary ==

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M4 Under Construction
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M4 Under Construction
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Severn View Services
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Toll booths M48 severn crossing
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The M48 heading for Wales
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Junction 23 on the M4 heading east
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M4

Where old and new M4's separate. Severn Bridge visible.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 22, 2009 by SteveA30
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M4 With Severn Bridge & VMS

Looking west just past jcn 20 with the M48 Severn Crossing beyond

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 04, 2009 by AAndy
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Severn bridge
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Severn Bridge

A windy view of the (original) Severn Bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 18, 2006 by Jeni
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First Severn Bridge

This was taken from the Severn View services on the M48. It's of the First Severn Bridge with Wales in the background at sunset. Taken April 2006.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 19, 2007 by ATJ0888
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M48 Aust

The M48 looking west towards the Severn Bridge from the English M4 junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 16, 2007 by DavidBrown
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Landing for the former Severn Ferry
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Severn Bridge - Cloudy In Both Countries

A picture I took of the severn bridge on a trip to Wales back in 2006. It shows some quite murky weather, taken using a disposable camera.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 19, 2008 by Capsulk
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Severn Bridge Construction

Taken from Chepstow side with ferry in view - From Bristol City Councils booklet.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 04, 2007 by AAndy
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M4 Aust Service Station-Area 1974

with the canteen behind looking East over the services car park

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2007 by AAndy
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Sliproad onto M4 from Jcn 21 (1974)

Looking west towards severn bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2007 by AAndy
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Slip road Onto M4 & Toll booths (1974)

Severn bridge toll booths tops just visible- slip road onto M4 from Aust Services

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2007 by AAndy
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M4 Severn Bridge (1974)

Just out of the toll booths heading west

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2007 by AAndy
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M4 Severn Bridge (1974)

Looking West towards Jcn22. Note the 'no lorry overtaking' sign by pillar

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2007 by AAndy
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M4 Severn View

The former Aust Services basks in the sunshine, as the reason for its later demise lurks in the distance. By the time the sun rose again, the M4 had transferred to the new bridge. Opened in September 1966, along with the first bridge, it closed circa 1999, after Pavilion finally admitted defeat.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by SteveA30
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M4 Severn View.

A rather less inspiring view. The building and car park survive intact today in private use.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by SteveA30
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Severn View MSA M4

The only structure that hasn't survived is this wonderful covered walkway, completely demolished now. If I had been rich then, I would have bought the whole site as a Road and Transport Heritage Centre, as a base for old vehicle runs. Sigh.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by SteveA30
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M4 Severn View.

On its last day as a stop on a major route, I had to wait awhile for people to leave to get this clear shot. On later post M4 visits, I was usually one of only 4 or 5 customers, hence its eventual move to a smaller building by the petrol sta. The entrance lobby had great news clippings on the tiled wall, of the opening day on the bridge, showing dozens of overheated cars in the toll queue. People drove from miles just to see the bridge and clogged up the toll booths solid, such was the excitement in those days. Compare that to the relative apathy that greeted the New Bridge opening in 1996.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by SteveA30
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New M4.

M4, looking east towards the junction with... the M4. Until tomorrow. The long climb up to Almondsbury can be seen in the distance. A tented stage used for making speeches can also be seen on the e/bnd side. Honestly, the things people dump on motorways.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by SteveA30
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Old M4

June 5 1996, last day of the M4 over the Severn Bridge. This view is from Severn View Services, also history , as the MSA is now private land. The present Services occupies smaller premises slightly inland.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 14, 2007 by SteveA30
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Old M4

View from the old Aust Services of the old M4. New M4 barely visible in the heat haze. Remember the telescope just by this spot?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 14, 2007 by SteveA30
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Old M4

The final morning westbound queue at the Toll Booths on the last day of the M4 on this route. Taken from a footbridge over the top of the booths, which I only discovered on this day. It leads down to the Severn on the opposite side to the MSA.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 14, 2007 by SteveA30
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Old M4

Looking west. Today, this is the M4, tomorrow, the M48.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 14, 2007 by SteveA30
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M48 path

The way to the path over the toll booths.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 toll

The view over the toll booths.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48

Looking to Wales.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48

Another busy day on the old M4, looking to England.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48

Looking across to the old Services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 MSA

The modern Severn View MSA, utilizing the former transport cafe section. Sept 8 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48

The lesser known view of the bridge from the south side of the M48

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 old MSA

Aust Services, now a media company office.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 old access

The old entrance road to the original Aust services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 strengthening

Only 6 years before it lost most of its traffic.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 plaque

Just about readable. Sept 8 1966. Taken Sept 8 2009. Happy 43rd birthday, bridge. No-one around though.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 engineers

Just readable list of engineers.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 deserted services

Shades of the past, when people picnicked on the grass, in the summer sun.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 path

Continuing the deserted walk to the bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30
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M48 telescope

One of 2 telescopes still pointing forlornly at the bridge. How many thousands once peered though these? A very lonely spot now, full of memories for those of us who stopped here in M4 days.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 23, 2009 by SteveA30

 
 
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