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CROSSINGS (page updated January 2019)

Wallaseytoll This is a list of the places in Britain (i.e exc Northern Ireland which has no tolls) which have crossings of tidal waters. There are about 108 bridges and tunnels.

The list starts at the Skye Bridge and goes round the coast counter clockwise.

There are nine places where tidal crossings are tolled - Mersey between Liverpool and Wirral, Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes (was free until October 2017), Cleddau bridge, Clifton Suspension bridge, Tamar bridge, Itchen bridge, Dartford Crossing, Humber bridge, Tyne Tunnels.

The toll rates are those for cars as at January 2019. Motorcycles pay less or nothing. Lorries pay more, in some cases substantially more.

The rates are for cash tolls. On Dartford and all Mersey crossings there are lower rates if Radio Frequency Identification Devices (sometimes called tags). At some other crossings there are prepaid tickets which are sold at a discount.

At the Dartford Crossing there are no tolls from 10pm to 6am. At some other crossings there there is a lower off peak rate.

In the case of Dartford and Halton crossings most residents for a small annual fee can cross toll free. At the Itchen bridge there are lower rates if you are a resident.

We do not include in the list -
a) Bridges that do not carry motor vehicles,
b) Penmaenpool Bridge across the Afon Mawddach near Dolgellau as it consists of rattling wooden planks and has a 5mph speed limit,
c) The two Transporter bridges at Middlesborough and Newport as they are more like ferries operated for tourists.

Location Road Return Toll
for Car
Skye Bridge
(mainland to Skye)
A87 FREE from 2004
Ballachulish (Glen Coe) A82 free
Creagan Inn (Loch Creran) A828 free
Connel (Oban) A85 free
Erskine Bridge (9m NW of Glasgow city centre) M898 FREE from 2006
Clyde Tunnel (3m NW of Glasgow city centre) A739 free
Glasgow City Centre 5 Bridges incl M77 free
Kirkcudbright A755 free
Barrow in Furness (mainland) to Barrow Island A590 free
Lancaster 2 Bridges A589&A6 free
Thornton (Fleetwood) A588 free
Preston (2 Bridges) A59/A582 free
Mersey Tunnels 2 tunnels, one of which is 2 bore (Liverpool-Wirral) M53&A41 3.60
Halton (Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges, the latter closed in October 2017 and is not expected to reopen till 2020. Used to be free crossing, tolled from 14 Oct 2017. 12m SE of Liverpool city centre) A562 4.00
Queensferry (North Wales) (2 bridges) A550 free
Connahs Quay (North Wales) A548 free
Conway A55 (new) free
Conway A55 (old) free
Menai Bridge (mainland to Anglesey) A55 free
Brittania Bridge (mainland to Anglesey) A55 free
Porthmadog A487 FREE FROM 2003
Pont Briwet, Traeth Bach estuary - FREE FROM 2015
Llanelltyd (Dogellau) A470 free
Cleddau Bridge Pembroke A477 1.50 (likely to be FREE from April 2019)
Gorseinon (6m NW of Swansea city centre) A484 free
Baglan (5m E of Swansea city centre) M4 free
Cardiff A4232 free
Severn Crossing
(2 bridges 11m NW of Bristol centre)
M4&M48 FREE FROM end of 2018
Avonmouth M5 free
Clifton Suspension Bridge(B3124 2m W of Bristol city centre) off A4 2.00
Barnstaple (Devon) A3125 free
Bideford (Cornwall) A39 free
Wadebridge (Cornwall) A39 free
Devoran (Cornwall) A39 free
Tamar Bridge (Plymouth-Saltash) A38 1.50
Plymouth - Plymstock A379 free
Kingsbridge (Devon) A379 free
Teignmouth (Devon) A379 free
Itchen Bridge (A3025 Woolston-Southampton) A3025 1.20
Southampton A3024 free
Portsmouth - 3 crossings M275, A3, A2030 free
Havant - Hayling Island A3023 free
Isle of Sheppey from mainland A249 free
Gillingham - Rochester (Medway tunnel) A289 free
Chatham - Rochester A2 free
Chatham - Rochester M2 free
Dartford Crossing 2 tunnels & 1 bridge
(16m E of London city centre)
M25 5.00
Blackwall Tunnel (London) A12&A102 free
Rotherhithe Tunnel (London Southwark to Tower Hamlets) A13, A200 free
Other London River Thames Bridges (approx 16) various free
Mersea island from mainland B1025 free
Ipswich A14 free
Lowestoft A12 free
Kings Lynne A47 free
Sutton Bridge A17 free
Humber Bridge (5m W of Hull city centre) A164 3.00
Middlesbrough 2 bridges A19, A1046 free
Sunderland 2 bridges A1018,A1231 free
Tyne Tunnels 2 tunnels
(6m E of Newcastle centre)
A19 3.40
Newcastle on Tyne 2 bridges A184 free
Berwick on Tweed 2 bridges A1 & A1167 free
Forth Road Bridge (5m NW of Edinburgh city centre). In 2017 adjacent to the old bridge, the Queensferry Crossing was opened, it is also untolled. A90 FREE from 2008
Kincardine Bridge (between Stirling and Dunfermline) A876 free
Moncreiffe Bridge (Perth) M90 free
Perth 2 Bridges A85 free
Tay Road Bridge (Newport-on-Tay -Dundee) A92 FREE from 2008
Montrose A92 free
Newburgh A975 free
Inverness A9 free
Dingwall A9 free
Morangie A9 free
Loch Fleet A9 free
Wick A99 free
Kyle of Tongue A838 free
Kylesku A894 free
Ardmair A835 free
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