File:M5 above railway.jpg

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Description:The original plan for the M5 between junctions 1 and 3 was to have it above the railway due to apparent lack of open land and to minimise community severance. Initially it was proposed to build it to D2M standards on a single level viaduct but this proved to be much wider than the railway so it was later changed to a double deck viaduct to keep it within the confines of the railway. This however posed problems with the junctions. Eventually a route along the canal was found and the idea of running the motorway above the railway was quickly abandoned. The route and the layout of junctions 2 and 3 are accurate but the low resolution plan makes it difficult to accurately pick out the link between the two roundabouts at junction 1. The plan also shows what appears to be an early version of the Quinton Expressway at junction 3 with no underpass at its northern end.
Location:52.486458, -2.015472
Road:M5
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Photographer:Truvelo
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current11:57, 28 February 2014Thumbnail for version as of 11:57, 28 February 2014550 × 840 (312 KB)Truvelo (talk | contribs)The original plan for the M5 between junctions 1 and 3 was to have it above the railway due to apparent lack of open land and to minimise community severance. Initially it was proposed to build it to D2M standards on a single level viaduct but this...

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