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