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Second Severn Crossing groundworks JLP01_20_021_16_20 Featured Building Motorways Image

Second Severn Crossing groundworks JLP01_20_021_16_20

A view of progress on the construction of the Second Severn Crossing, showing a Komatsu excavator working in the River Severn, and a recently installed concrete caisson behind.
This image was catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership with the John Laing Charitable Trust in 2019-20

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Aust Services JEH_22049_020 Featured Building Motorways Image

Aust Services JEH_22049_020

Aust Services, Aust, South Gloucestershire. Large service station at the English end of the Severn Road Bridge, serving the former route of the M4 motorway. The motorway opened in 1966 and was the main arterial route to South Wales for 30 years. The service station closed after the opening of the Second Severn Crossing in 1996 but has been replaced on a new site called Severn View Services. Photographed in January 1971 by Jim Hancock

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Gantry crane JLP01_10_00452 Featured Building Motorways Image

Gantry crane JLP01_10_00452

WESTWAY FLYOVER, A40, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON. The gantry lifting a deck beam into position during construction of the Westway Flyover where it spans the canal leading to Paddington Basin.
Work on site for the Western Avenue Extension began on 1st September 1966, and the Westway as it became known was officially opened on 28th July 1970. The elevated highway connecting the A40 at White City to Marylebone Road in Paddington, at around 2 ? miles, was the longest in Europe. The construction was organised into six sections. Sections 1, 4, 5 & 6 formed the main flyover into central London with Sections 2 & 3 being the West Cross Route, running south from the junction in Section 1 near Latimer Road to Shepherds Bush. Different construction techniques were used for Section 6; the road deck was formed from longitudinal beams rather than sections spanning the width of the carriageway. As part of the project, Harrow Road was divided and the northbound carriageway carried on a second deck beneath the main Westway Flyover. This photograph was taken at grid reference TQ

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