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Oldbury Viaduct

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Oldbury Viaduct
Location Map ( geo)
20190710-1432 - View from the Oldbury Junction footbridge Underneath the Oldbury Viaduct 52.500946N 2.00996W.jpg
View south from the Oldbury Junction footbridge
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Location
Oldbury
County
Worcestershire • Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete
On road(s)
M5
Crossings related to the M5

Oldbury Viaduct is an elevated section of M5 near to Oldbury, in the West Midlands. It was constructed in the early 1970s and runs between the Oldbury Interchange and West Bromwich Interchange.

It runs through an urbanised industrial area, crossing a variety of local roads as well as running for a distance above the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal. The viaduct is so large it even crosses above other foot and road bridges!

Major maintenance took place in 1987.

As of July 2019, an extensive refurbishment is currently underway on the viaduct, and has been since Spring 2017. It is projected to be completed in late 2019, at a cost of around £100m. Highways England have stated that it is the largest concrete viaduct refurbishment ever attempted in the British Isles.


Links

BBC News



Oldbury Viaduct
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20190710-1427 - Stone Street Bridge 52.500251N 2.012127W.jpg20190710-1428 - Oldbury Junction footbridge Underneath the Oldbury Viaduct 52.500718N 2.010588W.jpg20190710-1429 - Stone Street Bridge from Underneath the Oldbury Viaduct 52.500567N 2.010808W.jpg20190710-1431 - Underneath the Oldbury Viaduct 52.501106N 2.009939W.jpgIMG 9098.JPG M5 Oldbury Viaduct.jpg



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