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Gateshead Highway | by Iain Jaques
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Gateshead Highway

A167; Gateshead Highway. Tyne and Wear. Constructed in the late sixties to ease the city centre from choking London to Edinburgh traffic. It was once the A1, but subsequently bypassed in the form of the Tyne Tunnel to the East, and later the A1 Western Bypass. The lower decks, pictured here, carry local traffic, while the upper deck was designed for long distance traffic. Despite all the bypasses and multiple levels, the upper deck A167 still regularly snarls up heading north toward the mass of junctions and at grade roads funnelling traffic onto the Tyne Bridge. Shot as part of the my going road project.

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Taken on July 31, 2010