SE3430 : M1 Aire Valley Viaduct, from below

taken 3 years ago, near to Rothwell, Leeds, Great Britain

M1 Aire Valley Viaduct, from below
M1 Aire Valley Viaduct, from below
A motorway link between the northern end of the M1 and the A1 had been considered since 1968 but was not constructed until 1996-1999. The Aire Valley Viaduct carries the M1 over the River Aire and the Aire and Calder Navigation. It was the largest structure of the project at 250 metres long. Technical details can be found on the CBRD website at LinkExternal link

This view is of the underside of the northbound carriageway above the strip of land between the two watercourses. See SE3430 : What a difference a bridge makes for context.
M1 Motorway
The M1 is a north–south motorway connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford. It was the first motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom.
The motorway is 193 miles long and was constructed in four phases. Most of the motorway was opened between 1959 and 1968 but the southern end was extended in 1977 and the northern end was extended in 1999.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3420 3007 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.9517N 1:28.9594W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3418 3006
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Aire and Calder Navigation 

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