SD7916 : M66 Ramsbottom

taken 11 years ago, near to Ramsbottom, Bury, Great Britain

M66 Ramsbottom
M66 Ramsbottom
Three turbine blades are seen here on the M66 at Ramsbottom enroute to the Scout Moor Wind Farm.LinkExternal link
This 'Northern Section' of the M66 was completed and opened to traffic in May 1978.
Because of the nature of the rock in this area it was found possible to design the side slopes to a very steep angle of 4 in 1.
Blasting was required to excavate the cutting and a pre-splitting technique was specified to obtain an even appearance to the rock face.
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SD7916 : M66 Motorway at Ramsbottom
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 November, 2008
Road > Motorway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 797 163 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.5798N 2:18.4304W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 797 160
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