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== Summary ==

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Toll booths M48 severn crossing
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The Aust Ferry in 1953. This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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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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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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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 June 5 1996

The day it relinquishes its status.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by SteveA30
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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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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 directions

A choice of walking on the other side of the motorway.

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

The cycle route over the bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 27, 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 faded sign

You can just make out what it says. Not many observers now.

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 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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M48 eastbound Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 27, 2008 by Jack Russell
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M48 Tollbooths (East)

Looking east at the M48 Tollbooths. Junction 1 is just in front of us.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 Tollbooths (West)

Looking west at the M48 tollbooths.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 Severn Bridge 4

The M48 Severn Bridge, taken from Severn View Services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 Severn Bridge 5

The M48 Severn Bridge, taken from Severn View Services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 Severn Bridge 1

The Severn Bridge begins! Taken from Severn View Services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 J2 '2 miles' sign

This ('Chepstow A466') being slightly unusual in that it says '2m' rather than the usual '1m', due to the bridge being in the way. ;-)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 Severn Bridge 2

The M48 Severn Bridge, taken from Severn View Services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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M48 Severn Bridge 3

The M48 Severn Bridge, taken from Severn View Services.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2007 by Gareth Thomas
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Severn bridge under construction

Taken by my mother who was living in the area at the time. Pic taken from Aust-Beachley ferry

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by M4 Cardiff
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Severn Bridge under construction

Taken by my mother who was living in the area at the time. Pic taken from Beachley end.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by M4 Cardiff
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Side wind

Towards Aust. Ahem morale of this sign; it applies to people too!! See what happenned to me in my own gallery!!!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 08, 2006 by chglm
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Severn bridge under construction

Taken by my mother who was living in the area at the time. Pic taken from Beachley end.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 16, 2007 by M4 Cardiff
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Matrix sign

Closest you can probably get to one. All the Severn Bridges are 'Slim Jims' I presume due to limited clearances. This is the last skinny one on the English side towards the M5 before they become standard box types again.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 08, 2006 by chglm
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Underneath

Shot right under the deck at Beachey. The noise and rumble of the deck is awesome!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 08, 2006 by chglm
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deck

deck and cables

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 08, 2006 by chglm

 
 
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