Above the M8

The M8 is a major inter-city route but it doesn't let Scotland's biggest city stand in its way. The motorway carves a path through the centre, partly in trenches and cuttings, and partly high on viaducts. This gallery shows some of the scenes to be found at ground level where the M8 runs to the west of the central area.

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Imperfectly Odd: Batheaston Bypass

It has viaducts, a tunnel and plenty of controversy, but the amazing Batheaston Bypass doesn’t really work. What went wrong?

South London's lost motorways

Completing the story of London's epic Ringways, we've just published the Southern Radials, five more motorways that never saw the light of day.

To the north east!

Two new additions to our collection of Opening Booklets take us to Darlington and Middlesbrough.

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The Improbable A39

It crosses cattle grids and untamed moorland, it climbs 1-in-4 hills and plummets through hairpin bends, it runs single-track through woodland and historic villages. It's rugged and beautiful. Is it really the A39?

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Published19 May 2007

Last updated27 August 2017