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The 6 Grade 1 Listed Bridges of the Severn Estuary

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Newport Museum and Art Gallery, John Frost Square , Newport, Newport, NP20 1PA

Saturday 11th November 11:30 - 13:00

About The 6 Grade 1 Listed Bridges of the Severn Estuary

Discover the fascinating stories of 6 great Severn Estuary bridges, why they are so special and how they are so important on the world stage!

While our brand-new Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre is under construction, our popular series of 'Bridge Talks' continues at Newport Museum and Gallery with this fascinating talk by John Burrows:

Grade 1 Listed Bridges are extremely rare. Even London has only 3 Grade 1 Listed Bridges, but the Severn Estuary has 5 Grade 1 Listed bridge structures - the Severn Bridge (1966); Chepstow Bridge (1816); the Clifton Suspension Bridge (1864); our very own Newport Transporter Bridge (1906); and Clevedon Pier (1869) and 6 if Monnow Bridge (1272) at Monmouth is included.

This talk looks at the 5 bridges and one pier and explains why they are Grade 1 Listed, and as a group why they are unique in the UK in that only one of their number is included because of its antiquity and yet 80% of all the Grade 1 Listed bridges in the UK are Grade 1 because of their great age.

Four of the 6 structures have world significance, and one has had a direct impact on 70% of the world's longest span bridges.

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