Category / Bristol / Roads

A collection of blog posts and images featuring roads in the United Kingdom.

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  • Cheverons

    Aust and the old Severn Bridge

    The other evening Richard Ford and I headed out to explore Aust in South Gloucestershire – site of the original Severn Bridge crossing from England into Wales. I’d seen Richard’s shots of the old Severn View Services building (once the site of the largest public cafeteria in the UK, but now an insurance call centre)…

  • Unidentified Abandoned Structure

    Intersection. The no man’s land beneath the M49 and M5.

    A trip out to the tip (or Household Waste Recycling Centre, to give it its proper title) at Avonmouth was enough to arouse my interest at the surreal no man’s land that surrounds the Kings Weston Lane site. This is where the M49 and M5 motorways intersect, it is also home to the Lawrence Weston…

  • Footbridge over the M5

    The M5 Footbridge

    There’s a stunning section of the M5 motorway in Somerset, near Clapton in Gordano, where the split-level carriageway curves through the hills past the Iron Age hill fort of Cadbury Camp. I’d spotted a footbridge that crossed the motorway at this point and decided to head out there at first light one morning in December 2016. Having…

  • Footbridge over the M4

    The M4 Footbridge

    Since moving to Bristol last year I have spent a bit of time on the M4 motorway and one particular footbridge just outside swindon has been catching my eye. It’s a wonderfully curved concrete structure with two ramp decks on the North side of the carriageway and a single deck on the South. The other…