Current Bridge Status

Bridge Status Updates via Twitter

The bridge status messages are now linked to our Twitter account with a Tweet sent each time the status of either bridge changes. To receive these updates, follow:

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to ensure these messages are reliable and timely, the service, provided by Twitter.com and other third parties, is provided on an as-is basis and the bridge status should be checked via an authoritative source.

Explanation of Status Changes

The status or either of the Severn Bridges can be set as open, closed or closed to high-sided vehicles. Circumstances that trigger a full or partial closure include:

  • Adverse weather conditions, particularly high winds, low visibility and freezing conditions;
  • Road traffic incidents where continued use of the bridge compromises safety;
  • Other unforeseen situations.