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Bridging the Lune JLP01_08_079743 Featured M6 Motorway Image

Bridging the Lune JLP01_08_079743

TEBAY, EDEN, CUMBRIA. A view of the construction of the M6 Motorway through the Lune Gorge, showing the building of a bridge across the River Lune, probably the Roger Howe bridge which carries the A685 across the river.
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 Roger Howe bridge is located at the grid reference NY and carries the A685 across the River Lune. Continuing along this road is the Lawtland House viaduct which carries the A685 over the M6, see also JLP01/08/079762

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Bridging the Lune JLP01_08_083582 Featured M6 Motorway Image

Bridging the Lune JLP01_08_083582

TEBAY, EDEN, CUMBRIA. A view of the construction of the M6 Motorway through the Lune Gorge, showing the Roger Howe bridge in the foreground, carrying the A685 over the River Lune, and the Lawtland House viaduct in the background, carrying the A685 over the motorway.
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. The structures in this photograph are located at grid references NY and NY to the south-east of Roundthwaite

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Percussion drilling rig JLP01_01_172_003 Featured M6 Motorway Image

Percussion drilling rig JLP01_01_172_003

M6 Motorway, M6, Swynnerton, Stafford, Staffordshire. Two workers operating a percussion drilling rig during the construction of Section C of the Birmingham to Preston Motorway (M6), near Trentham Park.
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 C was 5 miles in length between Beech and Keele. The typed caption below the photograph reads Two of the four percussion drilling rigs engaged on a full scale investigation to prove quantity and quality of aggregate available for cement stabilised granular base near Trentham Park

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection