1966 Installing Culvert at High Blantyre

This next cine was shared by Sanny McVicar who worked in 1966 on the construction of the new East Kilbride Expressway Phase 1.

The film features the installation of the large culvert, which would later be deeply buried below the new road. The first phase of the EK Expressway was built in 1966 and 1967. It  cost over £600,000 at the time, a lofty sum by comparison to the original budget of £382,000. When you see how deep they are and the activity at hand, you may be able to see where the money went!

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