Where is the Birmingham Interchange and who opened it?

The Birmingham Interchange connects the M1, M5 and M6 motorways as well as the A38 (M) Aston Expressway, 

Following the canal and river ways north of Birmingham City Centre.

It was built when old and new transportation methods were meeting, 

So builders had to allow horse-drawn narrow boats to travel beneath the 5-level elevated structure.

Covering 30 acres, the landmark structure comprises 559 concrete columns and 175,000 cubic yards of concrete, and is designed to last 120 years.

The junction was opened by the 1972 secretary of state for the environment Peter Walker MBE ,

 Who declared the day as “the most exciting day in the history of the road system in this country.”

To mark the opening of the non-stop link between the North West and South East,

The Lord Mayor of Lancaster at the time, Doris Henderson, 

Presented a red rose for Peter Walker to wear at the ceremony for Spaghetti Junction.

In response, the Lord Mayor of London sent a bouquet of 243 roses to cllr Henderson

In response, the Lord Mayor of London sent a bouquet of 243 roses to cllr Henderson