Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas | 1966 Severn ferry | Before the M4 Severn Bridge was built, there was no road crossing of the Severn south of Gloucester, meaning that traffic between South Wales and southern England had to drive the A40, far out of its way to the north and frequently congested at Gloucester, or go via Bristol and Chepstow, choosing between the Severn ferry or the railway tunnel. The train and boat options were not particularly well used, but the bridge certainly is today, which… | 1964 Cars queue to use the Severn ferry | The first Severn Bridge was opened in 1966 to replace the ferry.

1968 Cars queue for one of the last Aust ferries to Beachley on the Welsh side