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Toll Bridges

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many toll bridges there are in England; and what charges are made on each. (98708)

There are currently 13 bridges in England where a toll may be charged under statute to fund the finance, operation and maintenance costs of the undertaking.

The following table lists the 13 statutory tolled bridges. Toll rates at each of these undertakings often vary based on the classification of vehicle using the particular bridge, therefore for simplicity the following shows only the maximum tolls chargeable (as at 27 October 2006) for motorcars and large goods vehicles.

Toll bridge

Motor car

Large good vehicle

Aldwark Bridge (each way)

40p

£.001

Clifton Suspension Bridge (each way)

30p

30p

Dunham Bridge (each way)

25p

50p to £1.00

Humber Bridge (each way)

£2.70

£10.90 to £18.30

Itchen Bridge (each way)

60p

£1 .20 to £25

Rixton and Warburton Bridge (each way)

12p

12p

Second Severn Bridge (one way)

£4.90

£14.70

Severn Bridge (one way)

£4.90

£14.70

Shrewsbury (Kingsland) Bridge (each way)

10p

10p

Swinford Bridge (each way)

5p

5p (for two axles) or 10p per axle (over two axles)

Tamar Bridge (one way)

£1

£2.50 to £5.50

Whitchurch Bridge (each way)

20p

£2

Whitney-on-Wye Bridge

50p

50p or £1.00

There are also a number of unregulated bridges where a toll is charged for the right to cross private land. A complete list of these bridges is not available. The table shown does not include estuarine crossings other than bridges or where the bridge is subject to a congestion charge rather than a toll.