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Rubberised Asphalt Paving - The first roadway of its type

Rubberised Asphalt Paving - The first roadway of its type


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Rubberised Asphalt Paving - The first roadway of its type

Rubberised Asphalt Paving - The first roadway of its type.
Shown in three stages from rubber asphalt, precoated granite chipping and then the finished section.
Acre Lane, Lambeth, London - 25 April 1950 History of London - Vauxhall / Lambeth

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1950s Industrial Industry Machinery Repair Repairing Roadworks Roller Workers Fixing Heavy Machinery Navvies Smoothing Steam Roller Tarmac


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Rubberised Asphalt Paving - Revolutionizing Road Construction in 1950s London

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. This print captures a groundbreaking moment in the history of road construction. The image showcases the first-ever roadway made with rubberised asphalt paving, an innovation that would transform the way we build roads. Displayed in three stages, this photograph takes us on a journey through the meticulous process of creating this pioneering road surface. We start with a close-up of workers spreading rubber asphalt onto Acre Lane in Lambeth, London. Next, precoated granite chippings are carefully applied to ensure durability and longevity. Finally, we witness the finished section – a smooth and resilient stretch ready to withstand heavy traffic for years to come. The scene is bustling with activity as dedicated navvies operate heavy machinery like steam rollers to fix and repair every inch of this remarkable roadway. The air is filled with heat as tar is laid down and smoothed meticulously by these skilled workers. Taken on April 25th, 1950, this snapshot not only documents an important milestone in London's industrial history but also pays tribute to those who labored tirelessly behind the scenes to improve our city's infrastructure. As we gaze upon this historical relic from General's lens, let us appreciate how innovations like rubberised asphalt have shaped our modern world while acknowledging the unsung heroes who paved the way for progress.

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