Part four of a photo series based on a walk along the entire 354km length of United Kingdom’s longest river, The Severn.
This section ran 13km from Chepstow under the Severn Bridge at Beachley.
An unusual feature of the suspension cables carrying the deck is that they are not vertical, as for most suspension bridges, but rather arranged in a zig-zag fashion, with adjacent mounts closely spaced. The triangulation this offers is an attempt to reduce vibration. The chief engineer for the project was Gilbert Roberts of the firm Freeman Fox & Partners.
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