Itchen Bridge

Coordinates: 50°53′56″N 1°23′05″W / 50.8988°N 1.3847°W / 50.8988; -1.3847

The Itchen Bridge is a bridge over the River Itchen in Southampton, Hampshire. It is a high-level hollow box girder bridge. It is located approximately 1 km from the river mouth. The bridge spans 870 yards (800 m), is 92 feet (28 m) at its highest point and weighs 62,000 tons. It was officially opened July 13, 1977. At the Woolston end of the bridge is a toll booth which is operational every day of the week. Southampton City Council levy a variable toll, which depends on vehicle type. The toll was originally charged in order to help pay the £12.174 million it cost to build. The toll succeeded in this some years ago, but the toll remains to control the traffic in the areas surrounding the bridge.The bridge was opened by HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent on July 13, 1977, although it had been open to public foot traffic since May 31, 1977 when Mrs Edith Parks became the first person to cross it. On 21 December 2010, it was announced that an automatic toll system would replace the staffed booth, which will save council taxpayers in excess of £200,000 per annum.



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    cameron marsh commented
    Itchen bridge was built in late 70's!
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