MT 39/359

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HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT SURVEY (GREATER LONDON): Rotherhithe Tunnel: duplication and improved approaches; Mile End Road to South Circular Road

Date range1936-1938
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 39


As part of the Highway Development Survey, Bressey and Lutyens considered the possibility of building roads over railway lines, but found only one location where they considered that this was both a technical possibility and a useful route for road traffic. They proposed a new Southern Approach Road to the Rotherhithe Tunnel (which itself was to be duplicated) from the South Circular Road at Forest Hill, running on a viaduct suspended over the four-track Southern Railway from New Cross to Forest Hill.

This file contains the investigative work they carried out to that end, including sending two of their assistants to go for a walk along the track and the diagrams they drew up about the structure that would support the road deck.

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a partial copy.