SD8007 : Blackford Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Hollins, Bury, Great Britain

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Blackford Bridge
Blackford Bridge
A First Bus Mercedes Citaro, on route 137 from Manchester Shudehill to Bury, climbs Manchester Road (A56) after crossing the River Roch at Blackford Bridge in very grey, wet and miserable weather conditions.
The A56
The A56 is an important regional road across northwest England, and one of the two major roads through the city of Manchester (the other being the A6). It runs for 81 miles between the city of Chester in Cheshire and the village of Broughton in North Yorkshire via a mixture of single and dual carriageway sections.

The road was once a trunk route from Chester as far as Burnley but now, only the short dual carriageway section between the M66 and M65 remains a designated as trunk route, and the road has largely been superseded by the faster A51/A54/A556 (and later the M56), and the M66/M65.

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SD8007, 50 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Route (from Tags)
A56 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8071 0784 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.0087N 2:17.5638W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8069 0788
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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First Bus  Single Decker Bus  Mercedes  Traffic 

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