Old Motorway Photos

This gallery contains images sent in by visitors to Roads.org.uk — scans of original photos they took of motorways in the past.

If you have a couple of pictures documenting a motorway near you under construction in the 60s or lightly trafficked with Ford Cortinas then get in touch and get them posted on the site for all to see.

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Picture credits

  • Two pictures of the Orwell Bridge under construction originally appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times in 1982.

With thanks to Bill Sheppard, Richard Wilson and Tony Frost for information on this page.

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Published19 March 2005

Last updated13 August 2018