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Other "firsts"

Other "firsts"

The following list represents perhaps a slightly controversial view of the various "firsts". For this reason, a "confidence" column is included, and where this is less than 100%, then an alternative view may well be possible, and should be passed to the webmaster for consideration. Clicking on the scheme name will bring up a map or picture of the relevant section of the scheme (where available). Click on the browser's "back" button to return to this page.


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Date opened Conf
Urban motorway M63. Stretford Eccles By-pass Oct 1960 50%
Dual three-lane section M1. Crick to Berrygrove Nov 1959 100%
Dual four-lane section M61. Worsley braided interchange Dec 1970 60%
Dual five-lane section M2 (NI). Belfast to Greencastle. Foreshore Sec'n May 1973 80%
Three-level interchange M6/A6 Fylde junction Jan 1965 80%
Four level interchange M4/M5 Almondsbury interchange Sep 1966 100%
Major High level Viaduct M63. Barton High level Bridge Oct 1960 100%
Two-level viaduct M1. Tinsley viaduct Mar 1968 100%
Tunnel M4. Crindau tunnel, Newport May 1967 80%
Toll bridge M4 (now M48). Severn crossing Sep 1966 100%
Toll motorway M6 Toll. Birmingham Northern Relief Road Dec 2003 100%