SD4964 : M6 Lancaster By-pass, opening day 1960

taken 62 years ago, near to Halton, Lancashire, Great Britain

M6 Lancaster By-pass, opening day 1960
M6 Lancaster By-pass, opening day 1960
This section of the M6 (at Junction 34) was opened on 1st April 1960; before the opening ceremony pedestrians were allowed onto the bridge over the River Lune. Buses have been parked on the bridge as part of the arrangements for the opening ceremony. The foreground looks as though it has been used as a contractors' compound.
I recall later in the day, when the road was open to traffic, as passenger in my father's 1954 Vauxhall Velox on a fast drive down to Junction 33 at Hampson Green and back.
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Date Taken
1 April 1960   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 495 645 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4639N 2:46.3133W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 494 643
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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