The Gravelly Hill interchange, junction 6 of the M6 motorway, was constructed between 1968 and 1972 and immediately acquired the nickname “spaghetti junction” because of the complicated, looping appearance of its 4 km of slip roads. The roads are supported on a total of 559 columns, with several rivers, canals and railways underneath.
Knitted with a reverse stocking-stitch background and a stocking-stitch border.
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This cable knit map of Spaghetti Junction is a successor to Cable Tube Map. Unlike Cable Tube Map, it has gradual sweeping curves and in a few places, the cables run parallel to the rows of knitting, which I didn’t think was possible when I made Cable Tube Map.
Each column of cable knitting represents one lane of traffic, giving this depiction of the junction a scale of approximately 1000:1.