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Michaelwood services

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Michaelwood services
Location Map ( geo)
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Location
Woodford
County
Gloucestershire
Opening Date
1971
Current Operator
Welcome Break
On road(s)
M5
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Signage incorrectly using Michael Wood name

Michaelwood services is located on the M5 in Gloucestershire. It is sometimes incorrectly known as Michael Wood services, which has even appeared erroneously on signage.

Originally constructed with a bridge over the motorway linking the northbound and southbound sites, this was closed in 2018 for safety reasons, having reached the end of its life, with the bridge being dismantled in January 2020.


Videos

Michaelwood services Bridge Removal on the M5

This is the moment the 40-year-old Michaelwood Services footbridge was consigned to history in a massive overnight operation.

Highways England closed the M5 overnight between Junction 13 and Junction 14 to enable the dismantling and removal of the well-used and well-worn motorway structure.

The footbridge spanning the southbound and northbound areas of the services had reached the end of its life and was closed to pedestrians in 2018.

A 70-strong team were involved in the cutting, dismantling and lifting of the bridge, with a 750-tonne crane positioned on the northbound carriageway to lift and lower the 69-tonne footbridge and two 130-foot cranes to manoeuvre the structure for cutting and removal.

The 60-metre bridge may no longer span the M5 but the metal and concrete, including the ramps and pillars, will now be recycled for future use.

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Michaelwood services
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Footbridge at Michael Wood Services - Geograph - 1082899.jpgLooking north at the M5 south bound slip road - Geograph - 912743.jpgM5 Northbound at MichaelWood - Geograph - 1217022.jpgService station during a blizzard - Geograph - 1154593.jpgMichael Wood Services - Coppermine - 23258.jpg
Services on the M5
ExtantFrankley • Strensham • Gloucester • Michaelwood • Gordano • Sedgemoor (North) (Brent Knoll rest area) • Sedgemoor (South) (Brent Knoll rest area) • Bridgwater • Taunton Deane • Cullompton • Exeter
UnsignedTiverton
UnbuiltDroitwich • Staverton • Moreton Valence • Kingston Seymour • North Petherton • Willand
Services in South West England
ExtantBridgwater • Cullompton • Exeter • Gloucester • Gordano • Leigh Delamere • Michaelwood • Oldbury • Saltash • Sedgemoor (North) (Brent Knoll rest area) • Sedgemoor (South) (Brent Knoll rest area) • Severn View (Aust) • Taunton Deane • Tiverton • Warminster
UnbuiltKingston Seymour • Pucklechurch • Willand


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