The Severn Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the River Severn between South Gloucestershire, England, and Monmouthshire in South Wales. The bridge is 1600metres long, consisting of a 988 metres central span between the towers and the two 305metres side spans. It was planned by Freeman Fox & Partners; Mott, Hay and Anderson and construct by Sir William Arrol & Co. The Construction started in 1961 and on 8 September 1966 Queen Elizabeth II opened the bridge for vehicles. The bridge was granted Grade I listed status in 1998. In 1996 the second Severn Crossing was opened to augment the traffic capacity of the original Severn Bridge. Nevertheless the bridge connected Wales and England the toll is indeed collected on the English side.