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Friday Photo – Queensway Tunnel

Posted October 12th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I took this photo on an autumn night in September. What’s surprising is how much this bridge ‘moves’ which I’d never noticed before, but then again, I suppose I’d never tried taking a long-exposure photo from here before.

The Queensway tunnel was officially opened in 1971, with traffic using the inner ring road for the first time in January of that year. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh officially opened it three months later in April. Many Victorian buildings along this stretch were demolished in order for the tunnels to be built and interestingly, I just discovered that St Chad’s Cathedral was saved by only one vote when councillors voted on plans! Now, thank goodness for that one vote!

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