Transport Minister on TV JLP01_11_56739
Second Severn Crossing, M4 Motorway, New Passage, Pilning and Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire. Robert Key, Transport Minister, being interviewed on camera while visiting the Second Severn Crossing construction site during the installation of the first deck units of the bridge, with a specially designed launch gantry overhead.
The Second Severn Crossing took four years to build and was a joint civil engineering project between Laing Civil Engineering and the French company GTM. The work started in April 1992 and the opening ceremony later took place on 5th June 1996. The crossing is a cable-stayed bridge which stretches over 5000 metres across the River Severn, 3 miles downstream from the Severn Bridge which opened in 1966
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