SJ8397 : Night View from Cloud 23

near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Night View from Cloud 23
Night View from Cloud 23
Looking towards the south west of the city from "Cloud 23", the bar on the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower (Hilton Hotel SJ8397 : Beetham Tower). The Bridgewater Canal, near to Castlefield Basin, is in the foreground. Behind, is the A56, Chester Road, one of the main arterial routes into and out of the city, heading towards Old Trafford.

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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dual carriageway section between the M66 and M65 remains a designated as trunk route, and the road has largely been superseded by the faster A51/A54/A556 (and later the M56), and the M66/M65.

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2012
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 July, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Canal (from Tags)
Bridgewater Canal 
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A56 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8315 9737 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3673N 2:15.3193W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8344 9764
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Night View  Illuminated  Cityscape  City Buildings  Apartment Blocks  Manchester  Castlefield  Canal  Road  Major Road  Night Time  View From Beetham Tower 

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