SD8007 : Manchester Road (A56)

taken 7 years ago, near to Hollins, Bury, Great Britain

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Manchester Road (A56)
Manchester Road (A56)
Looking along the A56, Manchester Road, from the pedestrian-controlled crossing, in the direction of Whitefield and Manchester. The large building across the road, is the Blackford Bridge United Reformed Church (SD8007 : Blackford Bridge United Reformed Church taken in much kinder 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dual carriageway section between the M66 and M65 remains a designated as trunk route, and the road has largely been superseded by the faster A51/A54/A556 (and later the M56), and the M66/M65.

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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 80717 07853 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.0157N 2:17.5575W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8070 0788
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Pedestrian Controlled Traffic Lights  Green Light  Church  United Reformed  URC  Ford Focus 

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