TQ7458 : M20 westbound carriageway bridge over the River Medway

taken 7 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

M20 westbound carriageway bridge over the River Medway
M20 westbound carriageway bridge over the River Medway
M20 Motorway
The M20 is a 51 mile motorway running between the M25 motorway near Swanley and Folkestone in Kent. It was constructed from 1960. It is a key route for lorries connecting to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel and Ferries.
River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7426 5826 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.8079N 0:29.8863E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7429 5829
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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