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M6 Motorway construction JLP01_08_081804
EDEN, CUMBRIA. A view of the construction of the M6 Motorway through the Lune Gorge, showing dump trucks on the haul road leading from the Lawtland House viaduct and Roger Howe bridge.
The work on the Lune Gorge section of the M6 Motorway between Killington and Tebay (Junction 37 - Junction 38) was carried out by John Laing Construction Ltd. Work started in October 1967 and the motorway was opened to traffic in October 1970. On this stretch of the M6, 20 bridges and 17 culverts were built across rivers and streams. The Lawtland House viaduct (NY6116502666) was built to carry the A685 over the M6 and the Roger Howe bridge (NY6129602758) carried the same road over the River Lune. This photograph was published in September 1969 in Laing's monthly newsletter Team Spirit
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