The Second Severn Crossing is set to be renamed after Prince Charles to mark his 70th birthday year and 60 years since he became the Prince of Wales, the Welsh secretary has said.
I’m delighted to announce that – with the agreement of the Prime Minister and Her Majesty The Queen – the Second Severn Crossing will be renamed the Prince of Wales Bridge.
The announcement was made in a car park of a Little Chef on the side of the M4. The government has announced that the Second Severn Crossing will be renamed later this year and become The Prince of Wales Bridge at a special ceremony. The Second Severn Crossing (Welsh: Ail Groesfan Hafren)—officially renamed the Prince of Wales Bridge (Welsh: Pont Tywysog Cymru)—is the M4 motorway bridge over the River Severn between England and Wales, inaugurated on 5 June 1996 by the Prince of Wales to supplement the traffic capacity of the Severn Bridge built in 1966. Picture by: Harshil Shah (CC BY-ND 2.0) Ifan Morgan Jones. The Second Severn Crossing is to be renamed The Prince of Wales Bridge, it has been announced. Dilys Dickwad, Chairwoman of the Bridge Naming Association told WalesOnCraic: “The Second Severn Crossing has always been a bit of a mouthful. Outrage in Wales as the Second Severn Crossing will be renamed the Prince of Wales Bridge to mark Charles' 70th birthday.
... Tory Secretary of State has managed to get a bridge renamed," she said. The government has announced that the Second Severn Crossing will be renamed later this year and become The Prince of Wales Bridge at a special ceremony. The Severn Bridge (Welsh: Pont Hafren) is a motorway suspension bridge operated by Highways England that spans the River Severn and River Wye between Aust, South Gloucestershire in England, and Chepstow, Monmouthshire in South East Wales, via Beachley, Gloucestershire, which is a peninsula between the two rivers. 30,000 Welsh people are 'gynddeiriog' about plans to name Severn bridge after the Prince of Wales Welsh say they were not asked but bridge is in England as well as Wales Share Let’s consult the people before renaming it unilaterally. Let’s name the bridge after someone who has achieved something for our nation. A special ceremony will take place later this year in south Wales, the same year Severn Crossing tolls are abolished The renaming of the crossing, which will take place later this … Nearly 15,000 people sign petition to stop Severn Crossing being renamed Prince of Wales Bridge; Responses ranged from outraged to comedic. The Second Severn Crossing - opened in 1996 and renamed the Prince of Wales Bridge in July this year - … The original Severn Bridge will not be renamed.
The Second Severn Crossing is to be renamed in a ceremony later this year. The bridge, which crosses the River Severn near Bristol, will be given the name the Prince of Wales Bridge at a ceremony later this year.