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The original Severn Bridge was built to carry the M4 on its way to Wales from London. Exciting and revolutionary as this bridge was in its day, time and traffic began to take its toll, no pun intended, and the M4 was rerouted across this new crossing, a cable stay bridge, a design which is intended to have a much longer lifespan.

I have driven up and down the M5, frequently, looking out for both these landmarks for decades, and it was only this week I took the time to a, cross one, and b, photograph them. it must be a sign of old age !

Taken on a very grey day, the concrete and towers seemed to merge with the estuary and sky. Luckily a brief moment of sun highlighted the towers and stays, and the moment was duly recorded !

For those unfamiliar with the geography of the M4, M48, M5 and all the associated slip roads, link roads etc etc, map view will explain all !



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