The old Severn Bridge

By Chris Guy posted on June 3, 2017 in Rural

The other evening Richard Ford and I headed out to explore Aust in South Gloucestershire – site of the original Severn Bridge crossing from England into Wales. I’d seen Richard’s shots of the old Severn View Services building (once the site of the largest public cafeteria in the UK, but now an insurance call centre) previously on Instagram and was keen to get out there and have a wander around.

Sunset at the old bridge

Sunset at the old bridge

The former Severn View services

The former Severn View services

Owl Telescopes at the original Severn Bridge

Owl Telescopes at the original Severn Bridge

The Aust Pylon and Second Severn Crossing

The Aust Pylon and Second Severn Crossing

The original Severn Bridge plaque

The original Severn Bridge plaque

Pathway above the toll booths at the original Severn Bridge

Pathway above the toll booths at the original Severn Bridge

Barriers on the Severn Bridge footpath

Barriers on the Severn Bridge footpath

Street Furniture on the old Severn Bridge

Street Furniture on the old Severn Bridge

Salmon Putchers in the Severn Estuary

Salmon Putchers in the Severn Estuary

Hut on the bridge

Hut on the bridge

The Second Severn Crossing

The Second Severn Crossing

Warning

Warning

Cheverons

Cheverons

The original Severn Bridge

The original Severn Bridge

Gateway and the mighty Aust Pylon

Pylon and windswept landscape

Pylon and windswept landscape

Scene from Scrambler

Scene from Scrambler


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