NS5864 : The "Ski Jump" or the "Road to Nowhere", Glasgow

taken 11 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

The "Ski Jump" or the "Road to Nowhere", Glasgow
The "Ski Jump" or the "Road to Nowhere", Glasgow
An incomplete part of the Glasgow Inner Ring Road. Anyone looking at a map of Glasgow City Centre will see that the M8 boxes in the city on the west and north sides. This "box" was to be completed by a Ring Road on the east and south sides, but work on the ring road was abandoned in 1972, leaving several roads and bridges to nowhere around the city. This one in Kingston in the South Side was to connect up to the M74, which currently termninates at Carmyle. In 2008 work started on the extension of the M74, but it will now meet the M8 just south of this point. A proposal has been made for a bypass in the East End of the city, which will connect the M8 and M74 via Parkhead and to some extent complete the abandoned Inner City Ring Road.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 December, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 December, 2008
Category
Motorway bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 582 644 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.1135N 4:15.9815W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 582 643
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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