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Derby Road bridge over the M1 Motorway

The bridge over the M1 Motorway at Derby Road looking east towards Long Eaton from the Breaston side. The motorway was one of the first to be built in the United Kingdom. In 1948 an act was passed parliament, which allowed the government to build 'special roads' - roads that didn't have public rights of way like others and were restricted just to motorised traffic. The idea for motorways had exist…