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Winchester Bypass
 
 
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Now-demolished reinforced concrete parabolic arch bridge carrying Alresford Road over the Winchester Bypass
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A33 Ironbridge Winchester
The old Ironbridge that use to be on the A33 between the Compton Interchange and the infamous Hockley traffic lights
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A33 Winchester Bypass - Break up
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A33 Winchester Bypass 1976
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A33 Hockley Lights Winchester 1976
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A33 Hockley Lights Winchester 1976 2
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Requiescat in pace, Winchester Bypass -
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M3 Twyford Down Under Construction

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Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 06, 2005 by M4Simon
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The start of the original Winchester Bypass at the only remaining section.
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Winchester bypass

Looking west from the old A31 bridge, along the former bypass, supposed to have reverted to nature but, later turned into a Park'n'Ride.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 21, 2008 by SteveA30
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A33(T) August 2008

Looking east, the land has reverted to nature. M3 comes down slope behind the trees. Hard to believe this once teemed with traffic 24 hours a day, until July 1995

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 21, 2008 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass (1933)

The bypass alignment under this bridge has probably been filled in with earth

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 30, 2007 by J N Winkler
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A33 Winchester bypass (1933) Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 30, 2007 by J N Winkler
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A33 Winchester bypass (no longer existing)

A33 Winchester bypass in foreground, Hockley Viaduct (still standing but no longer carries rail traffic) in background; photographer probably stood where the M3 is now

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 30, 2007 by J N Winkler
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A33 Winchester Bypass temporary tunnel

From Natural England, a picture showing the temporary tunnel next to the Hockley Lights on the Winchester Bypass, which I was lucky enough to pass through once :)

Photo taken by Peter Wakely in 1994.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by sotonsteve
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Old A33(T)

The completed work at Winchester, only 1 year after traffic was diverted away to the M3. Looking south.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 04, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass

The M3 cutting is behind me here, as we look to the junction for Winchester via a sliproad that went straight ahead, the original A33 before the war. The bypass went right, around the curve towards the railway bridge and, the A31 exit was on the right, roughly where the current road is. The local road on-slip went under the A33 to join the A31.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 04, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass

Looking north where the A33 swept under and round to the left. 12/10/97.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 04, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass.

A now meaningless Headroom sign over the n/bnd c/way.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 04, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass, Nov. 1994

The once famous route disappears, as the landscape is restored to its pre-war appearance. Looking south. Once, their were daily queues here, on the s/bnd side. The n/bnd had a gap for a minute or 2, while the Hockley lights were red then, a stampede of roaring traffic until the next red. Opened Feb 1940, closed July 1994.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33

Side turning to the river and St Cross. Looking south. The traffic changeover was in the early hours of a Sunday in July 1994. Only 5 months later and its nearly gone. The M3 at Twyford didn't open fully, until Dec. 94. It was D2 until then.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33

Looking south, the missing part of St Catherines Hill is replaced after more than 50 years.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33

The 'new' bit of St Catherines Hill swallows up the old dual carriageway. The n/bnd side is now a footpath.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33

Looking north past the St Cross turning. The house that once had noise 24/7, enjoys a peaceful existence, once the diggers have gone.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass

Turning for the A31, over the bridge. Until the early 80's, I think the A31 exit was further on towards the Spitfire bridge but, this was the later route.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A33 Winchester bypass turning. Nov. 1994

Same turning, lifted like an old railway. Right at the lights and, over the bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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Winchester Bypass under construction, 1935
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The front of a postcard marking the construction of the Twyford Cutting.
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Destruction of the Winchester Bypass, after it was bypassed by the final section of the M3. This would have been the A33 approaching the A272 junction.
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Winchester Bypass article from The Times of Wednesday, March 7th, 1973 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 05, 2007 by DavidB
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Winchester bypass

From OS 1' 6th edition sheet 168, 1945. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 31, 2006 by FosseWay

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