List of crossings of the River Severn

Motorway crossings over the River Severn
Queenhill Viaduct (M50 motorway)

This is a list of crossings of the River Severn in Great Britain (including bridges, tunnels, ferries and fords), in order from source to mouth.

The Severn has historically been a very important and busy river, and has been bridged throughout history. The bridges that stand today are often of great historical and/or engineering interest — for example the world's first iron bridge, The Iron Bridge, built from cast iron crosses the River Severn at Ironbridge Gorge. The Iron Bridge is one of three bridges on the River Severn that are listed as grade I structures, including Bewdley Bridge and the Severn Bridge, which was opened in 1966. In total, 31 bridges that cross the River Severn are listed, either grade I, II* or II. Four bridges are Scheduled Monuments, including The Iron Bridge, which are nationally important archaeological bridges.

Many reaches of the Severn are prone to severe flooding, prompting the design of many unique bridges to cope with this.



Key to heritage status
Status Criteria[1]
I Grade I listed. Bridge of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important
II* Grade II* listed. Particularly important bridge of more than special interest
II Grade II listed. Bridge of national importance and special interest
Scheduled Monument. Nationally important archaeological bridge.

In order, moving downstream:

Crossing Date Coordinates Heritage
Locality Notes Image
The source of the River Severn 52°29′36″N 3°44′04″W / 52.49347°N 3.73458°W / 52.49347; -3.73458 (The source of the River Severn) - (Included for completeness) The source of the River Severn.jpg
First culvert on the Severn 52°29′19″N 3°43′36″W / 52.48855°N 3.72676°W / 52.48855; -3.72676 (First culvert on the Severn) - Hafren Forest Provides Forestry Access.

Also carries the Severn Way long distance footpath from left bank to right bank when heading downstream.

The first Severn crossing - - 1126088.jpg
First footbridge on the Severn 52°29′13″N 3°43′20″W / 52.48681°N 3.72227°W / 52.48681; -3.72227 (First footbridge on the Severn) - Hafren Forest Carries the Severn Way long distance footpath from right bank to left bank when heading downstream. Footbridge across the Severn - - 1124143.jpg
Blaen Hafren Falls culvert 52°28′53″N 3°42′58″W / 52.48151°N 3.71618°W / 52.48151; -3.71618 (Blaen Hafren Falls Culvert) - Hafren Forest Provides forestry access.

Also carries Severn Way long distance footpath from left bank to right bank when heading downstream.

River Severn, Forestry road pipe bridge, Blaen Hafren Falls - - 691252.jpg
Second footbridge on the Severn 1992 52°28′22″N 3°42′05″W / 52.47276°N 3.70141°W / 52.47276; -3.70141 (Second footbridge on the Severn) - Hafren Forest Previously known as the 'First Bridge On The Severn'. Opened May 1992 by Lady Hooson, wife of Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson. Also carries Severn Way long distance footpath from right bank to left bank when heading downstream. The Wye Valley Walk long distance footpath starts here. Footbridge at the meeting of the Severn Way and the Wye Valley Walk - - 772153.jpg
Rhyd-y-Benwch Ford 52°28′06″N 3°41′05″W / 52.46847°N 3.68475°W / 52.46847; -3.68475 (Rhyd-y-Benwch Footbridge) - Hafren Forest First ford on the Severn. Provides forestry access. Ford across the Severn at Rhyd-y-benwch - - 1122443.jpg
Rhyd-y-Benwch Footbridge 1997 52°28′02″N 3°40′54″W / 52.46716°N 3.68180°W / 52.46716; -3.68180 (Rhyd-y-Benwch Footbridge) - Hafren Forest River Severn, Wooden Footbridge Rhyd-y-Benwch - - 808231.jpg
Cwm Ricket Bridge 52°27′59″N 3°40′42″W / 52.46636°N 3.67824°W / 52.46636; -3.67824 (Cwm Ricket Bridge) - Cwm Ricket First road bridge on the river. Weight limit of 12.5T. River Severn, Forestry road bridge, Cwm Ricket - - 809677.jpg
Cwm Ricket Pipe Bridge 52°27′59″N 3°40′40″W / 52.46632°N 3.67775°W / 52.46632; -3.67775 (Cwm Ricket Pipe Bridge) - Cwm Ricket Previously known as Irish Bridge and Paddy's Bridge. Provides forestry access, as nearby Cwm Ricket Bridge has a 12.5T weight limit. With high water, it becomes a ford. River Severn, Forestry Road Pipe Bridge, Cwm Ricket - - 678604.jpg
Severn Break Its Neck Footbridge 1995 52°28′00″N 3°40′30″W / 52.46665°N 3.67500°W / 52.46665; -3.67500 (Severn Break Its Neck Footbridge) - Rhyd-yr-Onnen Provides view of waterfall and gorge. River Severn,Wooden footbridge,Break-its-neck-falls - - 812439.jpg
Rhyd-yr-Onnen Footbridge 52°27′55″N 3°39′51″W / 52.46541°N 3.66407°W / 52.46541; -3.66407 (Rhyd-yr-Onnen Footbridge) - Rhyd-yr-Onnen River Severn,Wooden footbridge,Rhyd-yr-Onnen - - 814670.jpg
Hafodfeddgar Farm Bridge 52°27′32″N 3°39′25″W / 52.45902°N 3.65694°W / 52.45902; -3.65694 (Hafodfeddgar Farm Bridge) - Hafodfeddgar Provides farm access. River Severn,Hafodfeddgar farm bridge. - - 814688.jpg
Geufron Farm Bridge 52°27′23″N 3°38′50″W / 52.45634°N 3.64720°W / 52.45634; -3.64720 (Geufron Farm Bridge) - Geufron Provides farm access. River Severn,Geufron farm bridge. - - 820672.jpg
Tynwtra Footbridge 52°27′14″N 3°38′11″W / 52.45396°N 3.63637°W / 52.45396; -3.63637 (Tynwtra Footbridge) - Tan Hinon Has been dismantled - only abuttments remain. River Severn, old bridge supports,Tan Hinon - - 820717.jpg
Glynhafren Farm Bridge 52°26′55″N 3°37′41″W / 52.44850°N 3.62806°W / 52.44850; -3.62806 (Glynhafren Farm Bridge) - Glynhafren Provides farm access. River Severn,Glynhafren farm bridge. - - 828602.jpg
Old Hall Ford 52°26′53″N 3°36′52″W / 52.44819°N 3.61448°W / 52.44819; -3.61448 (Old Hall Ford) - Old Hall Provides farm access. Ford across the Severn-Hafren - - 968405.jpg
Glanhafren Bridge 1972 52°26′53″N 3°36′27″W / 52.44804°N 3.60761°W / 52.44804; -3.60761 (Glanhafren Bridge) - Old Hall First tarmac-surfaced road bridge on the Severn. River Severn,Glynhafren road bridge. - - 829942.jpg
Nantyrhebog Footbridge 52°27′02″N 3°34′47″W / 52.45068°N 3.57978°W / 52.45068; -3.57978 (Nantyrhebog Footbridge) - Glan-y-Nant River Severn,Nantythebog footbridge. - - 836238.jpg
Cancoed Footbridge 52°26′35″N 3°33′19″W / 52.44294°N 3.55540°W / 52.44294; -3.55540 (Cancoed Footbridge) - Glan-y-Nant River Severn,Cancoed footbridge. - - 836259.jpg
Felindre Bridge 1848 52°26′35″N 3°33′19″W / 52.44294°N 3.55540°W / 52.44294; -3.55540 (Felindre Bridge) II Mount Severn Designed by Thomas Penson, masonry arch bridge Felindre Bridge - - 294112.jpg
Colonel's Bridge 1975 52°26′41″N 3°32′54″W / 52.44465°N 3.54839°W / 52.44465; -3.54839 (Colonel's Bridge) - Llanidloes Timber bridge also known as Pen-y-Green Bridge, named after Colonel Davies-Jenkins River Severn,Colonels timber farm access bridge. - - 842329.jpg
Short Bridge 1850 52°26′57″N 3°32′33″W / 52.44911°N 3.54242°W / 52.44911; -3.54242 (Short Bridge) II Llanidloes Designed by Thomas Penson River Severn,Short bridge.Llanidloes. - - 855124.jpg
Long Bridge 1826 52°27′04″N 3°32′21″W / 52.45104°N 3.53923°W / 52.45104; -3.53923 (Long Bridge) II Llanidloes Designed by Thomas Penson, carried the B4518 road. Longbridge, Llanidloes - - 622391.jpg
Morfodion Farm Bridge 1859 52°27′26″N 3°30′32″W / 52.45735°N 3.50879°W / 52.45735; -3.50879 (Morfodion Farm Bridge) - Llanidloes Timber bridge built as part of the Llanidloes and Newtown Railway, later becoming part of the Cambrian Railway's route from Newtown to Builth Wells; the railway was closed on 31 December 1962. Now used as a farm access bridge. River Severn,wooden disused railway bridge. - - 695172.jpg
Dolwen Bridge 1926 52°27′19″N 3°28′39″W / 52.45541°N 3.47737°W / 52.45541; -3.47737 (Dolwen Bridge) - Upper Penrhuddlan River Severn,Dolwen Bridge. - - 902232.jpg
Llandinam Bridge 1843 52°29′11″N 3°26′13″W / 52.48645°N 3.43698°W / 52.48645; -3.43698 (Llandinam Bridge) II* Llandinam Iron arch bridge designed by Thomas Penson, the first of its type in Montgomeryshire. River Severn, Llandinam bridge - - 711424.jpg
Caersws Railway Bridge 52°30′50″N 3°25′43″W / 52.51392°N 3.42867°W / 52.51392; -3.42867 (Caersws Railway Bridge) - Caersws Timber bridge carries the Cambrian Line. Railway bridge over the Severn - - 481462.jpg
Caersws Bridge 1821 52°30′52″N 3°25′38″W / 52.51439°N 3.42713°W / 52.51439; -3.42713 (Caersws Bridge) II Caersws Triple span arch bridge designed by Thomas Penson. Carries the A470 road. River Severn,Caersws road bridge. - - 904807.jpg
Festival Footbridge 1951 52°31′17″N 3°23′21″W / 52.52130°N 3.38919°W / 52.52130; -3.38919 (Festival Footbridge) - Aberhafesp Suspension footbridge built by David Rowell & Co. River Severn, Aberhafesp festival footbridge - - 904844.jpg
Penstrowed Railway Bridge 52°30′33″N 3°21′55″W / 52.50905°N 3.36515°W / 52.50905; -3.36515 (Penstrowed Railway Bridge) - Penstrowed Carries the Cambrian Line. River Severn, Penstrowed railway bridge - - 672210.jpg
Glanhafren Hall Railway Bridge 52°30′21″N 3°21′08″W / 52.50594°N 3.35230°W / 52.50594; -3.35230 (Glanhafren Hall Railway Bridge) - Glanhafren Hall Carries the Cambrian Line. River Severn,Glanhafren railway bridge. - - 905640.jpg
Dolerw Park Footbridge 1973 52°30′54″N 3°19′12″W / 52.51497°N 3.31998°W / 52.51497; -3.31998 (Dolerw Park Footbridge) - Newtown, Powys Suspension footbridge designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson River Severn,Dolerw footbridge. - - 905656.jpg
The Long Bridge 1827 52°31′01″N 3°19′00″W / 52.51707°N 3.31675°W / 52.51707; -3.31675 (Long Bridge) II Newtown Designed by Thomas Penson River Severn,Long road bridge. - - 908038.jpg
Halfpenny Footbridge 1972 52°30′56″N 3°18′48″W / 52.51548°N 3.31325°W / 52.51548; -3.31325 (Halfpenny Footbridge) - Newtown Fourth bridge on this site, the first dating from 1830 River Severn, Halfpenny footbridge - - 914133.jpg
Newtown Bypass Bridge 1993 52°30′53″N 3°18′34″W / 52.51482°N 3.30933°W / 52.51482; -3.30933 (Newtown Bypass Bridge) - Newtown Carries the B4568 road, Cambrian Way. River Severn, Newtown bypass road bridge - - 914147.jpg
Cilgwrgan Bridge 1862 52°34′30″N 3°11′13″W / 52.57505°N 3.18681°W / 52.57505; -3.18681 (Cilgwrgan Bridge) II Aberbechan 3-span brickwork arch bridge River Severn, Cilgwrgan Bridge - - 721176.jpg
Abermule Bypass Bridge 1975 52°32′28″N 3°14′39″W / 52.54098°N 3.24416°W / 52.54098; -3.24416 (Abermule Bypass Bridge) - Abermule River Severn,Abermule bypass bridge - - 923427.jpg
Brynderwen Bridge 1852 52°32′52″N 3°14′12″W / 52.54774°N 3.23657°W / 52.54774; -3.23657 (Brynderwen Bridge) II* Abermule Designed by Thomas Penson, built by the Brymbo Company of Wrexham. Bridge is inscribed: THIS SECOND IRON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY WAS ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1852. Abermule "The Second Ironbridge", looking upstream - - 659374.jpg
Fron Footbridge 1926 52°34′05″N 3°12′26″W / 52.56815°N 3.20727°W / 52.56815; -3.20727 (Fron Footbridge) - Plas Meredydd Suspension footbridge by David Rowell & Co River Severn, Fron footbridge - - 923467.jpg
Caerhowel Bridge 1858 52°34′30″N 3°11′13″W / 52.57509°N 3.18681°W / 52.57509; -3.18681 (Caer Howell Bridge) II Trwstllewelyn Designed by Thomas Penson. Bridge is narrow, with traffic lights. Perfection in cast iron - - 644058.jpg
Cil-cewydd Bridge 1861 52°37′45″N 3°08′32″W / 52.62906°N 3.14230°W / 52.62906; -3.14230 (Cil-cewydd Bridge) II Cil-cewydd Designed by Thomas Penson. River Severn,Cilcewydd road bridge - - 926213.jpg
Cil-cewydd Railway Bridge 52°37′47″N 3°08′30″W / 52.62964°N 3.14179°W / 52.62964; -3.14179 (Cil-cewydd Railway Bridge) - Cil-cewydd Built for Oswestry and Newtown Railway River Severn,Cilcewydd railway bridge. - - 926241.jpg
Leighton Bridge 1872 52°39′18″N 3°07′46″W / 52.65505°N 3.12958°W / 52.65505; -3.12958 (Leighton Bridge) II Welshpool Carries the B4381 road. The listing description is "Bridge over channel N of Severn Lodge". River Severn,Leighton road bridge. - - 931218.jpg
Buttington Railway Bridge 52°40′19″N 3°06′57″W / 52.67185°N 3.11573°W / 52.67185; -3.11573 (Buttington Railway Bridge) - Welshpool River Severn,Buttington railway bridge. - - 935219.jpg
Buttington Bridge 1872 52°40′21″N 3°06′58″W / 52.67253°N 3.11616°W / 52.67253; -3.11616 (Buttington Bridge) II Welshpool Cast iron arch bridge, carries the A458 road. River Severn,Buttington road bridge - - 676661.jpg
Pool Quay Farm Bridge 52°41′40″N 3°06′08″W / 52.69449°N 3.10209°W / 52.69449; -3.10209 (Pool Quay Farm Bridge) - Pool Quay River Severn,Maginnis farm bridge - - 935260.jpg
Llandrinio Bridge 1775 52°44′45″N 3°02′27″W / 52.74595°N 3.04085°W / 52.74595; -3.04085 (Llandrinio Bridge) II Llandrinio Stone arch bridge. Oldest surviving bridge on the river. Bridge is narrow with traffic lights. Llandrinio Bridge - - 205218.jpg
Crewgreen Bridge 1947 52°44′08″N 2°59′38″W / 52.73546°N 2.99390°W / 52.73546; -2.99390 (Crewgreen Bridge) - Crewgreen Built as a railway bridge but converted to a road bridge. Crosses from Wales to England. Bridge over the Severn - - 462436.jpg
Montford Bypass Bridge 1992 52°43′51″N 2°50′45″W / 52.73096°N 2.84589°W / 52.73096; -2.84589 (Montford Bypass Bridge) - Montford Carries the A5 road. Designed by Sir Owen Williams and Partners as part of the A5 Telford to Shrewsbury and A49 link improvement. River Severn, Montford Road bypass bridge - - 944755.jpg
Montford Bridge 1792 52°43′56″N 2°50′33″W / 52.73221°N 2.84262°W / 52.73221; -2.84262 (Montford Bridge) II Montford Bridge Masonry arch bridge by Thomas Telford. Former A5 route, now carried the B4380 road. River Severn, Montford Road bridge - - 944768.jpg
Frankwell Footbridge 1979 52°42′38″N 2°45′18″W / 52.71064°N 2.75501°W / 52.71064; -2.75501 (Frankwell Footbridge) - Frankwell, Shrewsbury Cable-stayed footbridge designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson Frankwell Footbridge, Shrewsbury - - 1307412.jpg
St George's Bridge 52°42′37″N 2°45′24″W / 52.71028°N 2.75667°W / 52.71028; -2.75667 (St George's Bridge) - Shrewsbury Demolished in 1795 and replaced by the Welsh Bridge. It was also known as the Old Welsh Bridge. The-Old-Welsh-Bridge-Shrewsbury.jpg
Welsh Bridge 1795 52°42′36″N 2°45′29″W / 52.71013°N 2.75807°W / 52.71013; -2.75807 (Welsh Bridge) II* Frankwell, Shrewsbury Severn River, Welsh Bridge.jpg
Porthill Bridge 1922 52°42′30″N 2°45′49″W / 52.70842°N 2.76371°W / 52.70842; -2.76371 (Porthill Bridge) - Shrewsbury Suspension footbridge by David Rowell & Co Porthill BridgeCB.jpg
Kingsland Bridge 1881 52°42′16″N 2°45′32″W / 52.70437°N 2.75895°W / 52.70437; -2.75895 (Kingsland Bridge) II Shrewsbury Toll road bridge Kingsland BridgeCB.jpg
Greyfriars Footbridge 1879 52°42′17″N 2°44′56″W / 52.70467°N 2.74893°W / 52.70467; -2.74893 (Greyfriars Footbridge) - Coleham, Shrewsbury Wrought iron truss bridge Greyfriars Bridge.jpg
English Bridge 1927 52°42′24″N 2°44′51″W / 52.70660°N 2.74748°W / 52.70660; -2.74748 (English Bridge) II* Shrewsbury Designed by John Gwynn. Completely rebuilt in the 1920s using the original 1774 stone work, but the bridge was widened by 26 feet (7.9 m) and the gradient reduced; reopened on October 26, 1927. It carries the A458 road. English Bridge a.jpg
Shrewsbury Railway Station Bridge 1838 52°42′38″N 2°44′52″W / 52.71069°N 2.74782°W / 52.71069; -2.74782 (Shrewsbury Railway Station Bridge) - Shrewsbury Designed by Robert Stephenson and Joseph Locke River Severn, Shrewsbury railway station bridge - - 949038.jpg
Castle Walk Footbridge 1951 52°42′45″N 2°44′38″W / 52.71250°N 2.74382°W / 52.71250; -2.74382 (Castle Walk Footbridge) - Shrewsbury The first prestressed concrete balanced cantilever bridge in the UK Castle walk footbridge.jpg
Telford Way Bridge 1964 52°43′21″N 2°43′57″W / 52.72242°N 2.73255°W / 52.72242; -2.73255 (Telford Way Bridge) - Shrewsbury Prestressed concrete bridge. Designed by Scott Wilson Group, it carries the A5112 road. River Severn, Telford Way road bridge - - 984789.jpg
Shrewsbury Bypass Bridge 1992 52°43′20″N 2°42′24″W / 52.72236°N 2.70667°W / 52.72236; -2.70667 (Shrewsbury Bypass Bridge) - Shrewsbury Carries the A49 road. River Severn, Shrewsbury A49 bypass road bridge, upstream bridge of two bridges on bypass - - 984829.jpg
Shrewsbury Bypass Bridge 1992 52°43′01″N 2°42′17″W / 52.71701°N 2.70478°W / 52.71701; -2.70478 (Shrewsbury Bypass Bridge) - Shrewsbury Carries the A49 road. River Severn, Shrewsbury A49 bypass road bridge, downstream bridge of two bridges on bypass - - 984853.jpg
Belvidere Bridge 1848 52°42′30″N 2°42′46″W / 52.70825°N 2.71271°W / 52.70825; -2.71271 (Belvidere Bridge) II* Shrewsbury Designed by William Baker; carries the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line. River Severn, Belvidere railway bridge - - 984878.jpg
Shrewsbury Bypass Bridge 1992 52°41′39″N 2°42′34″W / 52.69417°N 2.70942°W / 52.69417; -2.70942 (Shrewsbury Bypass Bridge) - Shrewsbury Carries the A5/A49. River Severn, Shrewsbury A5 bypass road bridge - - 984894.jpg
Atcham New Bridge 1929 52°40′47″N 2°40′53″W / 52.6798°N 2.6813°W / 52.6798; -2.6813 (Atcham New Bridge) - Atcham Designed by L G Mouchel Atcham Bridge - - 1674026.jpg
Atcham Bridge 1776 52°40′46″N 2°40′52″W / 52.67948°N 2.68124°W / 52.67948; -2.68124 (Atcham Bridge) II* Atcham Masonry arch viaduct designed by John Gwynn Old Atcham Bridge - - 5677.jpg
Cressage Bridge 1913 52°38′13″N 2°36′00″W / 52.63702°N 2.60004°W / 52.63702; -2.60004 (Cressage Bridge) - Cressage Carries the B4380 road. Reinforced concrete bridge by L G Mouchel River Severn, Cressage road bridge - - 1001985.jpg
Buildwas Bridge 1992 52°38′11″N 2°31′32″W / 52.63642°N 2.52567°W / 52.63642; -2.52567 (Buildwas Bridge) - Buildwas Carries the A4169 road. Replaced a bridge previously built in 1796 by Thomas Telford River Severn, Buildwas road bridge - - 1006547.jpg
Ironbridge "A" Road Bridge 1932 52°38′11″N 2°30′47″W / 52.63637°N 2.51293°W / 52.63637; -2.51293 (Ironbridge "A" Road Bridge) - Ironbridge Coalbrookdale. Steel truss bridge providing access to Ironbridge Power Station River Severn, Ironbridge 'A' power station road bridge - - 1007781.jpg
Ironbridge "B" Road Bridge 1963 52°37′59″N 2°30′25″W / 52.63298°N 2.50683°W / 52.63298; -2.50683 (Ironbridge "B" Road Bridge) - Ironbridge Coalbrookdale. Prestressed concrete bridge providing access to Ironbridge Power Station River Severn, Ironbridge 'B' power station road bridge - - 1007836.jpg
Albert Edward Bridge 1864 52°37′50″N 2°30′12″W / 52.63061°N 2.50333°W / 52.63061; -2.50333 (Albert Edward Bridge) II Designed by John Fowler; carries the remaining section of the Wellington to Craven Arms Railway Albert Edward Bridge.JPG
The Iron Bridge 1779 52°37′35″N 2°28′23″W / 52.62637°N 2.47292°W / 52.62637; -2.47292 (Ironbridge) I Ironbridge Arch bridge; the world's first cast iron bridge, built by Abraham Darby, now foot access only. In the 1970s, major work was undertaken to restore the bridge, including an inverted concrete arch in the river bed to keep the abutments apart. The Ironbridge - - 132007.jpg
Free Bridge, Jackfield 1909 52°37′35″N 2°28′21″W / 52.62649°N 2.47259°W / 52.62649; -2.47259 (Free Bridge, Jackfield) II Jackfield The Free Bridge, which was also known as the Haynes Memorial Bridge, opened in 1909 by public subscription, it was the first toll-free crossing of the Ironbridge Gorge. The bridge was the first bridge in England constructed using reinforced concrete and was designed by L G Mouchel. The bridge became unsafe and was demolished in 1993 to make way for the new Jackfield Bridge. Free Bridge, Jackfield.jpg
Jackfield Bridge 1994 52°37′35″N 2°28′21″W / 52.62649°N 2.47259°W / 52.62649; -2.47259 (Jackfield Bridge) - Jackfield Cable-stayed footbridge designed by Gifford & Partners, carrying the B4373 road. River Severn, Jackfield road bridge - - 1012790.jpg
Jackfield and Coalport Memorial Footbridge 1922 52°37′11″N 2°27′13″W / 52.61985°N 2.45369°W / 52.61985; -2.45369 (War Memorial Footbridge) - Coalport A steel truss footbridge Coalport Memorial Footbridge - - 855304.jpg
Coalport Bridge 1818 52°36′55″N 2°26′31″W / 52.61537°N 2.44208°W / 52.61537; -2.44208 (Coalport Bridge) II* Coalport Iron arch bridge, replaced a crossing built in 1777 Coalport br1.jpg
Coalport Sewage Treatment Works Bridge 52°36′40″N 2°25′56″W / 52.61115°N 2.43211°W / 52.61115; -2.43211 (Coalport Sewage Treatment Works Bridge) - Coalport Bridge serving the Coalport Sewage Treatment Works, owned by Severn Trent Water River Severn, Severn Trent sewage treatment works bridge - - 1218166.jpg
Apley Park Bridge 1905 52°34′55″N 2°26′04″W / 52.5819°N 2.4345°W / 52.5819; -2.4345 (Apley Park Footbridge) - Suspension footbridge, designed and built by David Rowell & Co. This is a private road bridge for the Apley Park Estate, and is not a public footpath. Weight limit is 1 tonne, and only one vehicle allowed on the bridge at a time. Apley Bridge - - 681314.jpg
Severn Bridge, Bridgnorth 1823 52°32′03″N 2°24′58″W / 52.53413°N 2.41613°W / 52.53413; -2.41613 (Bridgnorth bridge) II Bridgnorth Originally medieval, but rebuilt in 1795 with improvements made Thomas Telford in 1823 Bridgnorth Bridge - - 1094939.jpg
Bridgnorth Bypass Bridge 1985 52°31′39″N 2°25′02″W / 52.52739°N 2.41721°W / 52.52739; -2.41721 (Bridgnorth bypass bridge) - Bridgnorth A458 River Severn, Bridgnorth Bypass Road Bridge - - 1417957.jpg
Hampton Loade Water Treatment Works bridge 1965 52°28′51″N 2°22′31″W / 52.48092°N 2.37533°W / 52.48092; -2.37533 (Hampton Loade Water Treatment Works bridge) - Hampton Loade Bridge serving the Hampton Loade Water Treatment Works. The tubular welded blue arches are waterpipes that carry a small roadway suspended below. The bridge is owned by South Staffordshire Water. River Severn, Hampton Loade Waterworks Bridge - - 1417969.jpg
Hampton Loade Ferry <1600 52°28′34″N 2°22′26″W / 52.47606°N 2.37391°W / 52.47606; -2.37391 (Hampton Loade Ferry) - Hampton Loade The only 'Reaction Cable' ferry in the UK. The present boat dates from 2004. It is 20 feet (6.1 m) by 9 feet (2.7 m) and carries up to 12 passengers plus the operator. Operated by the Hampton Loade Community Trust at weekends during the summer provided the river level is suitable. Tivedshambo 2004-07-24 Hampton Loade Ferry.jpg
Highley-Alveley Footbridge 2006 52°27′10″N 2°22′17″W / 52.45265°N 2.37136°W / 52.45265; -2.37136 (Highley-Alveley Footbridge) - Highley Replaced the Alveley Colliery Bridge, which was built in 1937 to take coal to Stourport Power Station. River Severn,Highley to Alveley footbridge - - 1658596.jpg
Arley footbridge 1971 52°25′06″N 2°20′45″W / 52.41820°N 2.34578°W / 52.41820; -2.34578 (Arley footbridge) - Upper Arley Truss footbridge, replaced a vehicular ferry River Severn,Upper Arley footbridge.jpg
Victoria Bridge 1861 52°24′38″N 2°20′41″W / 52.41048°N 2.34476°W / 52.41048; -2.34476 (Victoria Bridge, Worcestershire) II* Upper Arley. Cast iron arch designed by John Fowler. Carries the Severn Valley Railway. 43106 Victoria Bridge Severn Valley Railway.jpg
Elan aqueduct circa 1900 52°24′04″N 2°19′53″W / 52.40117°N 2.33145°W / 52.40117; -2.33145 (Elan Valley Pipeline Bridge) - Trimpley Carries water from the Elan Valley at Rhayader to Birmingham. It is also known as the Elan Valley Pipeline Bridge River Severn,Bewdley Aqueduct - - 1712149.jpg
Dowles Bridge 1864 52°23′07″N 2°19′30″W / 52.38531°N 2.32495°W / 52.38531; -2.32495 (Dowles Bridge) - On the former Tenbury & Bewdley Railway; dismantled 1965, piers only remaining. Dowles Bridge.jpg
Bewdley Bridge 1798 52°22′35″N 2°18′50″W / 52.37646°N 2.31390°W / 52.37646; -2.31390 (Bewdley Bridge) I Bewdley Multiple masonry arches, designed by Thomas Telford. Listed as "Severn Bridge Including Flanking Arches and Balustrade". Bewdley Bridge.jpg
Bewdley Bypass Bridge 1987 52°21′59″N 2°18′15″W / 52.36629°N 2.30411°W / 52.36629; -2.30411 (A456, Bewdley bypass) - Bewdley Carries the A456 road Bridge over to River Severn - - 1036375.jpg
Stourport Bridge 1870 52°20′14″N 2°16′59″W / 52.33713°N 2.28318°W / 52.33713; -2.28318 (Stourport bridge) II Stourport-on-Severn Single iron arch, replaced a 1775 bridge. Listed as "Bridge over River Severn" Severn River, Stourport Road Bridge (82).jpg
Holt Fleet Bridge 1828 52°16′05″N 2°15′32″W / 52.26818°N 2.25889°W / 52.26818; -2.25889 (Holt Bridge) II Holt Fleet Cast iron trussed arch; designed by Telford, opened 1828 and strengthened with reinforced concrete in 1928. Identical design to Galton Bridge, Smethwick over canal (1829). Holt Fleet bridge - - 592544.jpg
Bevere Island Bridge 1844 52°13′58″N 2°14′21″W / 52.23282°N 2.23913°W / 52.23282; -2.23913 (Bevere Island Bridge) - Grimley Links island to East bank; not a full crossing. River Severn, Bevere Island Bridge.jpg
Sabrina Footbridge 1992 52°11′40″N 2°13′55″W / 52.19445°N 2.23205°W / 52.19445; -2.23205 (Sabrina footbridge) - Worcester Asymmetrical, cable-stayed bridge with one tower. The Sabrina Bridge, Worcester - - 280039.jpg
Worcester Railway Bridge 1904 52°11′35″N 2°13′47″W / 52.19310°N 2.22974°W / 52.19310; -2.22974 (Worcester railway bridge) II Worcester Iron truss. Listed as "Railway Bridge, Worcester" Boats moored on River Severn by Le Vesinet Promenade - - 958317.jpg
Worcester Bridge 1781 52°11′27″N 2°13′35″W / 52.19083°N 2.22632°W / 52.19083; -2.22632 (Worcester A44 road bridge) II Worcester Multiple masonry arches designed by John Gwynn. Reconstructed in 1930. Carried the A44 Bridge over the River Severn at Worcester - - 31489.jpg
Worcester Cathedral Ferry Ancient - Worcester Also known as Priory Ferry. Operated every day till the 1950s. Service restarted in 1983. As of 2009, it is the only Rowing Ferry across the River Severn; it is operated by volunteers during the summer, every afternoon at weekends and bank holidays. Cropped image of Cathedral Ferry, Worcester.jpg
Diglis Bridge June 2010 52°10′34″N 2°13′29″W / 52.17624°N 2.22474°W / 52.17624; -2.22474 - Worcester Located just downstream of Diglis Island. Carrying pedestrians and Route 46 of the National Cycle Network[2][3] River Severn, Diglis Bridge.jpg
Carrington Bridge 1985 52°09′46″N 2°13′04″W / 52.16290°N 2.21774°W / 52.16290; -2.21774 (Carrington Bridge) - Worcester Carrying the A4440 Southern Link Road [4] Carrington Bridge - - 1347948.jpg
Rhydd Ferry 52°06′27″N 2°14′32″W / 52.10758°N 2.24233°W / 52.10758; -2.24233 (Rhydd Ferry) - Worcester Ferry was working until approximately 1914.[5] Cropped view of the old Rhydd Ferry crossing.jpg
Upton-upon-Severn bridge 1940 52°03′56″N 2°13′04″W / 52.06560°N 2.21767°W / 52.06560; -2.21767 (Upton-upon-Severn bridge) - Upton-upon-Severn Girder bridge, latest of several here dating back to 1539. Upton-upon-Severn bridge 929084.jpg
Queenhill Viaduct 1960 52°01′49″N 2°11′43″W / 52.03026°N 2.19541°W / 52.03026; -2.19541 (Queenhill Bridge) - Queenhill Carrying the M50 Motorway M50 Queenhill Bridge - - 1349315.jpg
Mythe Bridge 1826 52°00′07″N 2°09′49″W / 52.00203°N 2.16358°W / 52.00203; -2.16358 (Mythe Bridge) II* Mythe Near Tewkesbury. Cast iron arch, built by Telford. Opened as a toll bridge; now free. Major repair work in 1993/94; now single lane with 3m width limit and 17 ton weight limit and controlled by traffic lights. Crosses from Worcestershire to Gloucestershire. The Mythe Bridge - - 4938.jpg
Haw Bridge 1961 51°56′56″N 2°13′36″W / 51.94899°N 2.22671°W / 51.94899; -2.22671 (Haw Bridge) - Near the village of Apperley West of Tewkesbury. steel beam bridge. Hawbridge over the River Severn - - 49823.jpg
West & East Channel, Gloucester.jpg
The River Severn splits at the Upper Parting between the 2 mi (3.2 km) long West Channel,
known locally as the Maisemore Channel,[6] and the 3.6 mi (5.8 km) long East Channel around Alney Island
West Channel crossings
Maisemore Bridge 1956 51°53′19″N 2°16′04″W / 51.88860°N 2.26772°W / 51.88860; -2.26772 (Maisemore Bridge) - Maisemore Carries the A417. Single masonry arch, latest of several bridges here dating back to 1230. Severn River - Maisemore Bridge.jpg
New Over Bridge (Northern Bypass) 1974 51°52′30″N 2°16′04″W / 51.87501°N 2.26790°W / 51.87501; -2.26790 (Gloucester Bypass Bridge) - Gloucester A40 The new bridge at Over - - 435116.jpg
Over Bridge 1829 51°52′28″N 2°16′05″W / 51.87448°N 2.26797°W / 51.87448; -2.26797 (Over Bridge)
Gloucester Single masonry arch, built by Telford. The Telford's bridge - - 1081104.jpg
Over Railway Bridge 1957 51°52′26″N 2°16′05″W / 51.87378°N 2.26818°W / 51.87378; -2.26818 (Over Railway Bridge) - Gloucester Railway bridge on the Gloucester to Newport Line Over Railway Bridge.jpg
East Channel crossings
Waltham bridge (Northern Bypass) 1983 51°52′30″N 2°16′01″W / 51.87502°N 2.26682°W / 51.87502; -2.26682 (Waltham Bridge) - Gloucester A40
Black Bridge 51°52′30″N 2°16′01″W / 51.87502°N 2.26682°W / 51.87502; -2.26682 (Black Bridge) - Gloucester Railway bridge on the Gloucester to Newport Line
Westgate Bridge (eastbound) 2000 51°52′12″N 2°15′24″W / 51.86997°N 2.25661°W / 51.86997; -2.25661 (Westgate Bridge (eastbound)) - Gloucester A417. It replaced an earlier bridges opened in 1189, 1809 and 1974. Westgate Bridge (westgate) over the River Severn - geograph org uk - 435072.jpg
Westgate Footbridge March 2000 51°52′11″N 2°15′24″W / 51.86977°N 2.25669°W / 51.86977; -2.25669 (Westgate Footbridge) - Gloucester Westgate Footbridge over the River Severn - geograph org uk - 435072.jpg
Westgate Bridge (westbound) 2000 51°52′10″N 2°15′25″W / 51.86957°N 2.25682°W / 51.86957; -2.25682 (Westgate Bridge (westbound)) - Gloucester A417. It replaced an earlier bridge opened in 1974. Westgate Bridge westbound - geograph org uk - 502958.jpg
Castle Meads Footbridge 1987 51°51′52″N 2°15′12″W / 51.86454°N 2.25329°W / 51.86454; -2.25329 (Castle Meads Footbridge) - Gloucester Footbridge to car park at Gloucester - geograph org uk - 701615.jpg
Castle Meads Bridge 2005 51°51′45″N 2°15′27″W / 51.86262°N 2.25743°W / 51.86262; -2.25743 (Castle Meads Bridge) - Gloucester A430
Llanthony Railway Bridge (disused) 51°51′45″N 2°15′29″W / 51.86252°N 2.25816°W / 51.86252; -2.25816 (Llanthony Railway Bridge) - Gloucester Gloucester, an old railway bridge - - 1081067.jpg
Disused footbridge 51°51′44″N 2°15′33″E / 51.86234°N 2.25906°E / 51.86234; 2.25906 (Disused footbridge) - Gloucester Gloucester, an old footbridge.jpg
The East and West Channels rejoin at the Lower Parting[7]
Severn Railway Bridge 1876 51°43′56″N 2°28′28″W / 51.73234°N 2.47441°W / 51.73234; -2.47441 (Severn Railway Bridge) - LydneySharpness Demolished 1970 after accident. Severn Railway Bridge, from near Purton - - 2041712.jpg
Severn-Wye Cable Tunnel Circa 1970 51°36′40″N 2°40′09″W / 51.61098°N 2.66921°W / 51.61098; -2.66921 (Severn-Wye Cable Tunnel) (west)
51°36′30″N 2°36′55″W / 51.6083446°N 2.6153657°W / 51.6083446; -2.6153657 (Severn-Wye Cable Tunnel) (east)
- BeachleyAust The tunnel is 47.5 metres deep, with a diameter of 3.05m and a total length of 3,678m.[8] The tunnel carries two 400KV circuits, each with three cables.[9] The tunnel is owned by npower. The image to the right shows the cables on pylons entering the Aust (eastern) end of the tunnel before going underground. Pylons - - 190588.jpg
Severn Bridge 1966 51°36′33″N 2°38′18″W / 51.60903°N 2.63837°W / 51.60903; -2.63837 (The Severn Bridge) I Chepstow – Aust Steel suspension bridge. Listed as "Severn Bridge and Aust Viaduct, First Severn Crossing". Severn Bridge (M48) full view - - 1742850.jpg
Aust Ferry 1827 51°35′56″N 2°37′59″W / 51.59888°N 2.63301°W / 51.59888; -2.63301 (Aust Ferry) - Beachley – Aust Closed circa 1860. Service recommenced 1926, finally closed 1966. Aust ferry arp.jpg
Aust Severn Powerline Crossing 51°36′21″N 2°38′29″W / 51.60578°N 2.64136°W / 51.60578; -2.64136 (Aust Severn Powerline Crossing) - Longest powerline span in the UK at 1 mile (1,618 metres). Pylon of the Aust Severn Powerline Crossing.jpg
Severn Tunnel 1886 51°34′30″N 2°41′20″W / 51.575°N 2.6889°W / 51.575; -2.6889 (The Severn Tunnel) - Railway tunnel, part of the South Wales Main Line Severntunnel1.jpg
Second Severn Crossing 1996 51°34′24″N 2°41′50″W / 51.57331°N 2.69725°W / 51.57331; -2.69725 (The Second Severn Crossing) - A cable-stayed bridge which marks the official start of the Severn Estuary. The central cable-stayed portion of the second Severn Crossing - - 1700965.jpg

See also

Moore Bridge.jpg UK Waterways portal


  • Witts, Chris, A Century of Bridges, River Severn Publications, 2nd ed, 1998


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