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1970 A27 Shoreham (Adur) Flyover

Contractors McAlpines commenced construction of the new bridge (the flyover as it has become known) on 1 February 1968. 

It was one of the early box girder bridge design that had problems caused by the particular need to support the structure during construction. Subsequent strengthening was thought necessary, although the problem had arisen during and not after construction of another bridge. 

The by-pass and flyover opened to through traffic in 1970. The first unofficial crossing by car was on 19 March 1970, the first traffic east to west from 14 May 1970 and both ways on 21 May 1970, although the slip roads did not open until July 1970. 

Press Cutting for Opening of Flyover to Traffic in both directions

copy of cutting provided by courtesy of M Hayes WSCC Library Service


Copyright Martin Snow 2002 All rights reserved
Updated 04 March 2002