A6 overbridge, view west 1, 2 June 1997

A6 overbridge, view west (see all photos of the same view)

This wide view west from the A6 is a hive of activity. In the foreground, the drainage channel on the right side of the motorway formation is being built, with a waterproofing layer being placed. In the distance work continues to lay out the roadways of the M6 interchange.

Direction of view
Structures visible

Structure 4/4a/4c (M6 interchange bridges)

Structure 7 (A6 overbridge)

Roads visible

A6 Preston Road

M6 motorway

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