TL1906 : A414 North Orbital Road at Colney Heath (1)

taken 8 years ago, near to Colney Heath, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

A414 North Orbital Road at Colney Heath (1)
A414 North Orbital Road at Colney Heath (1)
The North Orbital Road was an early precursor to the M25 Motorway and was planned in the 1920s as a road circulating around the north side of London at about a 20 mile radius of Charing Cross. It was planned to start at Colnbrook on the A4 and, skirting past Rickmansworth, St Albans, Hatfield, Hoddesdon, and Brentwood, to terminate at Tilbury, a distance of about 75 miles. In the event only sections of it got built before the Second World War intervened. Some sections of it were then planned to be incorporated into Ringway 4, the outermost of the four London ringways that were designed, but never built, in the 1970s.

This is taken, with snow still on the ground, from the footbridge looking towards the north-eastern end of the approximate 400 metre long dog-bone roundabout at Colney Heath. Please see TL1906 : A414 North Orbital Road at Colney Heath (2) for the view in the opposite direction.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Category
Dual carriageway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 197 063 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.6001N 0:16.0170W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 196 063
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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