The Severn (in Welsh Afon Hafren ) is a Fleuve born with the Wales and crossing the Western England. Of a 354 kilometers length, it is the longest river of the the United Kingdom. It was formerly called Sabrina because of a legend associating a princess who would have died in water of the river. The first name owes its origin with the river.
Born with the center from Wales, in the Mounts Cambriens, Severn follows initially a north-eastern direction which inflects towards south-east then forks towards the south not far from Birmingham. It crosses Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester before entering the Canal of Bristol-board by a long estuary. The influence of the Marée to its mouth one of is marked in the world.
A network of channels makes it communicate with the the Thames, the the Trent and the the Mersey. Since 1886, a railway Tunnel of 7011 m passes under the mouth of Severn to the north of Bristol. The bridge built in 1965, profiled like a wing of plane, is seen like the first Suspended bridge of the modern type. The second bridge, borrowed since 1996 by the M4 highway between Redwick and Caldicot, has a principal range of 456 m over an overall length of 5126 Mr.
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