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Choose from 6 pictures in our Steam collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Kings Cross Station BB72_01476
Kings Cross Station BB72_01476
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Runway construction JLP01_08_008192
Runway construction JLP01_08_008192
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Shipping on the Avon BB89_03975
Shipping on the Avon BB89_03975
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Asphalt roofing JLP01_08_080780
Asphalt roofing JLP01_08_080780
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Sir Thomas BL24637
Sir Thomas BL24637
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Rail and road JLP01_08_059480
Rail and road JLP01_08_059480
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Rail and road JLP01_08_059480 Featured Image

Rail and road JLP01_08_059480

M6 Motorway, M6, Acton Trussell and Bednall, South Staffordshire. A view of the construction of Section A of the Birmingham to Preston Motorway (M6), showing a team of workers lowering one of the two 75ft long, 22-ton steel girders into position at the Stafford/Wolverhampton railway bridge (Bridge 302) with a steam engine passing on the railway line below.
This photograph was published in May 1961 in Laing's monthly newsletter Team Spirit'. The work on the Birmingham to Preston Motorway (M6), between junctions J13 to J16 started in June 1960 and was carried out by John Laing Construction Ltd. Section A was 51/4 miles in length between Dunston and Whitgreave. This bridge is located at grid reference SJ9253218880

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection