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Severn Tunnel

General Information

Beginning of works: 1873
Completion: 1886
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Tunnel
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) tunnel

Location

Location: , , ,
Underneath of:
  • River Severn
Location description:

The tunnel crosses beneath the upper estuary of River Severn, around 15km north-west of Bristol.

Coordinates: 51° 35' 5.19" N    2° 43' 6.86" W
Coordinates: 51° 33' 57.19" N    2° 39' 25.84" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

tunnel length 7 008 m

Chronology

1 July 1887

First passenger train crosses through the tunnel.

Participants

Engineering
Contractor

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20009183
  • Date created
    26/04/2003
  • Last Update
    01/03/2015