MT 118/143

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Beckton flyover (Trunk Road 33) (A13) (London Borough of West Ham)

Date range1962-1970
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 118

Wasteoftime.jpg This file is a waste of time.
You are advised to avoid it like the plague. Its file title sounds rather interesting but it may contain only dull papers that fail to illuminate the subject matter or it may not even be related to the subject suggested by the title.


This comes as a box, which appears impressive at first, until you open it and find that the box just contains an ordinary file. It's just been put in a box because the card is very worn and has a number of tears.

MT 118 is a bridge engineering series, so what you should expect to find here is bridge engineering stuff, and if you came here hoping to read hundreds of pages of stress calculations and things like that, you're in for a great time. There's nothing here about strategy, route plans, etc etc and no pretty pictures for an idiot like me to gaze at.

What we can all take away from this file is that a dual two-lane flyover with a roundabout underneath was required, designed and built where the A13 meets Silvertown Way. But we knew this already, because it exists.

Links to other files

MT 118/144 Beckton flyover (Trunk Road 33) (A13) (London Borough of West Ham): plans (1970)
MT 118/145 Beckton flyover (Trunk Road 33) (A13) (London Borough of West Ham): plans (1964-1970)

People with camera copies

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