TQ4956 : M26, Chevening Road Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Chevening, Kent, Great Britain

M26, Chevening Road Bridge
M26, Chevening Road Bridge
The western end of the M26, the driver location sign LinkExternal link on the left (behind the b200 metre countdown marker) reads "M26 B0.4" which tells us that we are on the M26, heading away from London (the "B") and are just 400 metres along from the start.

The first bridge ahead is carrying Chevening Road; behind it is the flyover carrying the M25.
The M26 Motorway
Opened in September 1980, the M26 motorway in Kent serves as a link between M25 and M20.It has been called a "glorified sliproad" by some (eg LinkExternal link CBRD), since all it does is cut the corner for traffic going between the M25 southern section and M20, providing a shortcut for traffic travelling from the Channel Ports to the south and west of London. It does, however, have one unique exit which is numbered 2A to fit in with the M20's junction numbering.

Construction of the M26 began in 1977, although a route on a similar alignment was originally proposed in the Greater London Plan in 1944 as part of proposed post war improvements to London area transport network. Those proposals were developed further in the 1960s as part of the London Ringways plan and the route of the M26 at that time formed part of Ringway 4 and would have been designated as part of the M25.

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TQ4956, 103 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
M26 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4946 5685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.4705N 0:8.5252E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4941 5682
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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