MT 95/248

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Lancashire C.C. Special Road scheme 1955 No 1: construction of Barton High Level Bridge.

Date range1956 - 1963
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 95


This file is about the construction of the Barton High Level Bridge on what was the original line of the M62. It includes various newspaper clippings about the bridge's construction in the 1950s, including reports on two accidents in 1959 that temporarily halted its construction.

The piece de resitance is a panoramic photo of the Manchester Ship Canal with an artist's impression of the bridge drawn over the top of it, dating from 1956.

People with camera copies

Ritchie Swann has camera copies of the newspaper articles and bridge picture.