One of Plymouth’s most significant historical sites is the Tamar Bridge. The Tamar Bridge links the counties of Devon and Cornwall, and was the UK’s longest suspension bridge when it was constructed in 1961. The bridge was widened in 2001, adding two lanes to its original three and replaced car ferries which were relied upon for making the crossing before its arrival.
This was another first, as no other suspension bridge had been widened previously! Prior to the Tamar Bridge, the Gunnislake New Bridge at Gunnislake has been used since its construction around 1520, although still in use this bridge only has space for one lane.