A49 underbridge, view north, 10 January 1996

A49 underbridge, view north (see all photos of the same view)

The A49 has moved to its new course under the motorway, and the width of the underpass is now clear. It appears to have been designed to accommodate a dual carriageway underneath, should one ever be required. The old course of the A49 has been buried below the embankment, though the earthworks do not yet meet the abutments of the bridge.

Date
Direction of view
North
Structures visible

Structure 5 (A49 underbridge)

Roads visible

A49 Wigan Road

What's new

Gifts for road lovers

Keep being asked what you want for Christmas? No problem: here’s our pick of road-related Christmas treats for 2021.

Go west! New Ringways pages are here

A new set of Ringways pages are now online, looking at unbuilt motorways and road projects west of London.

No smoke without ire

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has just expanded to cover the whole inner city, and across the UK, other cities are implementing their own Clean Air Zones. Is this the future?

Share this page

Have you seen...

Gateshead Highway

The unloved and unfinished Gateshead Highway is due to be demolished. Take a look at the road that Gateshead can't wait to get rid of.