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 spans the River Severn between Aust and Beachley and is part of the National Grid.


It was built by J. L. Eve Construction, which 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 (488.0 ft) tall. The pylon on the Aust side of the River Severn stands on a caisson accessible via a small bridge.

Walkway to the Aust pylon
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Point Coordinates
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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)