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M6 Motorway   Views: 600
M6 Construction-27-11-1964   Comments: 3
Photo: Barrie   Item #: 31475  
M6 Construction-27-11-1964

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  Re #31465, Ozy was asking for details of the concrete train loading system.This view looking South of the northbound carriageway,a section of which had failed so was ripped up,and was being relaid.The machines delivered the concrete from the truck mixer was self powered (a bit like a blaw-knox paver) with a cantilevered arm shooting the material onto the spreader beam.There were 2 of these machines-1 for base course concrete and the 2nd one supplying the top layer of concrete (granite).The colour photo mentioned was not one I took but was used in the presentation booklet produced by LCC on the completion of the M6 motorway through Lancashire at the time.  

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Comments by Eric, 27th August 2019  
That looks like the church at scorton,on the right hand side barry

Comments by Barrie, 27th August 2019  
That is correct,it is Scorton and the bridge is called Snowhill. The story behind that design was when James Drake C.B.E (County Surveyor And Bridgemaster for LCC) was visiting Sweden in the 1950's, there was a bridge similar in that country, so he took photographs of it and when the motorway was being designed he asked the bridge people to do a similar bridge at Scorton due to the incline they faced. I have always liked that bridge each time I travel on that motorway.

Comments by Sir Tommy, 28th August 2019  
I remember that section of the M6 was concrete instead of tarmac, and it was like that until the 1990's

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