A50, Stoke, Meir tunnelOriginally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 24, 2005 by antster1983
The entrance to the Meir Tunnel.
West end of Meir tunnel A50 (during construction) Probably taken during summer 1997. Fifteen years later (December 2012) they have just replaced the original sodium lighting inside the tunnels with ultra-modern and efficient LED units which must be far cheaper to run and therefore are much more environmentally friendly. Such is progress.
Looking West from A50 Meir tunnel entrance (during construction) Probably taken during 1996, this view west towards Longton shows St James's church in the distance. To the left of that but much closer to the camera is Longton British Legion at the junction of Meir Road and the old Uttoxeter Road. The big new lights are now in the central reservation of the A50 dual carriageway. Looks very different now.
Meir tunnel West Portal (under construction) Looking towards Longton and probably taken during the summer of 1997. Photo shows the Holy Trinity church in Box Lane situated above the new A50 tunnel's western portal. The southern foundations of the footbridge are also visible on the left embankment.
A50 Meir tunnel - east portal Taken as part of a GCSE school project this photo shows the Meir tunnel under construction and the A50 upgrades in about 1997.
Roof of Meir Tunnel (under construction) Probably taken during the summer of 1997, this photo shows the bare roof of the A50 road tunnel which now takes traffic under the centre of Meir. To the left is the now-demolished Kings Arms public house. It has since been replaced with the new Meir Health Centre which opened in December 2011.
Meir Tunnel (under construction) Taken during the construction of the tunnel which takes the A50 trunk road under the centre of Meir. In the distance centre-left of the photo is the now-demolished Kings Arms public house. A new Meir Health Centre has been built on that site and opened at the end of 2011.