Aust Severn Powerline Crossing

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Eastern pylon at Aust, photographed from the Severn Bridge
Western pylon at Beachley

Aust Severn Powerline Crossing is the longest powerline span in the United Kingdom with a span width of 1,618 m (5,308 ft).[1]


The crossing, which spans the River Severn between Aust and Beachley, is part of the National Grid.


It was built by J. L. Eve Construction (became Eve Group, and is now Babcock Networks) and is situated south of Severn Bridge. It is mounted on two pylons, each 148.75 m (488 ft) tall. The pylon on the Aust side of the River Severn stands on a caisson accessible by a small bridge.

Walkway to the Aust pylon
Point Coordinates
(links to map & photo sources)
Aust pylon 51°36′09″N 2°38′00″W / 51.6026°N 2.6332°W / 51.6026; -2.6332 (Aust pylon)
Mid-point 51°36′21″N 2°38′29″W / 51.60578°N 2.64136°W / 51.60578; -2.64136 (Mid-point)
Beachley pylon 51°36′37″N 2°39′11″W / 51.6102°N 2.6531°W / 51.6102; -2.6531 (Beachley pylon)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Electricity pylons". GLIAS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 

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Coordinates: 51°36′21″N 2°38′29″W / 51.60578°N 2.64136°W / 51.60578; -2.64136 (Aust Severn Powerline Crossing - nominal location)