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The Severn Rail Bridge in 1917.

Severn Rail Bridge1917 (39k)

Severn Rail Bridge - 1917. The bridge was opened in 1879 by the Severn Bridge Railway Company. It was 4,162 feet long and comprising of 21 spans.

Averil Smith added (December 2010): "... My father often travelled over this bridge when he worked for British Rail. I remember picnicking often under the the bridge where there used to be a big black walnut tree. At the time of the barge hitting the bridge I was in Miss Harris class at Lydney Junior School. 1961"

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