Spaghetti Junction at 50: The Father and Son Keep It Safe

It has been 50 years since Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham, one of the UK’s most famous concrete structures, was opened to motorists.

It’s officially called Gravelly Hill Interchange and thousands of motorists drive through it every day. But under the traffic, a team of father and son work together to maintain the structure and keep it safe.

Michael Del-Giudice has been helping maintain Spaghetti Junction for over 30 years and his son Lewis said conversations about the intertwined structure over the dining table inspired him to take a job in engineering.

Lewis said learning from his father’s experience “fills me with joy.”

Michael admits he is a “proud dad” and likes his son’s “positive attitude and enthusiasm” to keep Spaghetti Junction going strong for 50 years.

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