Motorist waits to go over Severn Bridge in 1966
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Archive: The day the Severn Bridge opened 50 years ago

It is 50 years since the Severn Bridge opened amid much fanfare.

Archive footage shows the excitement surrounding the event, with one man explaining how he had waited more than 80 hours to be among the first to cross.

A couple also describe how they stopped on their way home from their honeymoon to be the first newlyweds to cross.

  • 08 Sep 2016
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