M61 interchange, view west, 12 December 1997

M61 interchange, view west (see all photos of the same view)

The M61 interchange has an even larger roundabout than the M6 junction. The viaduct crossing it is future-proofed to carry three lanes each way, but to this day only carries two, with a double-width hard shoulder occupying the rest of the space. Towards the top right of the picture, the Walton Summit Motorway links back to Tramway Lane.

12 December 1997 (see all photos from this date)
Direction of view
Structures visible

Structure 14/14a (M61 interchange bridges)

Roads visible

M61 motorway

Walton Summit Motorway

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