Birmingham & Black Country

Chance to lie underneath Spaghetti Junction

Visitors to Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction are being given the chance to be pushed underneath it while lying down as part of an art project.

As part of the two-day experience, people get to lie on the boards and are pushed sideways on a 100m track to see the underside of the above roads.

Artist Graeme Miller said: "I want to shift people's perspective - literally a new take on a familiar landscape."

People can take part on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 and 17:00 BST.

Mr Miller, who was behind the idea of the Track "exhibition", said he had always seen the junction as "a kind of architectural wonder".

"Spaghetti Junction has been at the top of my favourites list for the Track exhibition, which has been touring all around Europe - but largely under trees out in the greenery," he said.

The Gravelly Hill interchange, which cost £10m to build, opened in 1972 and became popularly known as Spaghetti Junction.

It has five different levels of road, supported on 559 columns up to 80 feet (24m) high.

In November 2009, it was voted Britain's scariest road in a survey by breakdown firm Britannia Rescue.

The project is part of the city'sFierce Festival.

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