Welcome to Dartford Crossing
The Dartford Crossing consists of two tunnels (carrying northbound traffic) and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge (carrying southbound traffic). The bridge was opened in 1991, a few years after the official opening of London’s M25 orbital motorway.
Before then, all traffic went through the two tunnels - the first of which opened in 1963, at a cost of around £13 million. To fund the expense, motorists passing through the tunnel had to pay a toll - originally two shillings and sixpence.