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Mossband Viaduct

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Mossband Viaduct
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Mossband Viaduct road view 2004.jpg
The old Mossband Viaduct in 2004
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From:  Mossband House
To:  Mossband Hall
Highway Authority
Highways England
Opening Date
1974 (A74)
2008 (M6)
On road(s)
Crossings related to the M6

The Mossband Viaduct is a bridge of the M6 that goes over the WCML. It is a replacement for the original Mossband Viaduct that used to carry the A74. The original viaduct was a D2 affair and was made of concrete. This bridge though at its end of its life was in very poor repair. It was this bridge that was a factor in the delay of the upgrade of the A74 to motorway thus causing the Cumberland Gap. It wasn't until 2006 that the go head was ordered to replace the bridge. The replacement is offline from the old A74 and was completed by the middle of 2008. The new viaduct is D3M for the M6 and the non-motorway replacement of the A74 being S2. Although still made of concrete, it should be a better design than the original.


Mossband Viaduct Timelapse

Carillion and Capita Symonds build a new viaduct over the West Coast Main Line, part of the 'plugging the gap' project to link the M6 with the A74(M)

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