View west from Marsh Lane to Sandy Lane, 21 October 1996

View west from Marsh Lane to Sandy Lane (see all photos of the same view)

Marsh Lane bridge, at the bottom, and Sandy Lane, towards the top of the picture, are both in an advanced state of works now, but neither can yet carry traffic, meaning the temporary diversions for both are still blocking the line of the motorway. Between them, though, both carriageways have been built, surfaced and had markings laid in complete isolation.

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Structures visible

Structure 16 (Sandy Lane overbridge)

Structure 17 (Marsh Lane overbridge)

Roads visible

B5256 Sandy Lane

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