SJ8497 : London Road

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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London Road
London Road

Looking up the A6 from outside Motel One. On the left Metrolink tramlines come out of Piccadilly Place from Aytoun Street into London Road before crossing it towards Piccadilly Station.

The footbridge over London Road was opened in 2006 and is called the Piccadilly Curve LinkExternal link It spans a gap of 35 metres and it is 4.5 metres wide, 9 metres high and weighs 35 tonnes. It was manufactured in Huddersfield, then transported in pieces to be assembled on-site, prior to being lifted into place by one of the country's largest cranes.

In the background on the right is Gateway House which dominates Station Approach. It was built in 1969. Designed by Richard Seifert and Partners it provides at street level a variety of shops and services and above 7 storeys of offices. The facade features anodised aluminium curtain walling and glass, and the office above form a canopy for pedestrians and retail accommodation at ground level.
Manchester Piccadilly Station
Opened in 1842, Piccadilly is the busiest of the central Manchester Stations and one of the busiest stations in Britain, outside London. It serves routes to London Euston, Birmingham New Street, South Wales, the south coast of England and Cornwall, Edinburgh and Glasgow Central and routes throughout northern England in addition to the Manchester Metrolink light rail system. The main train shed is Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
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The A6
The A6 is Britain's fourth longest road and one of the main historic north-south roads in England. It currently runs for 299 miles from Luton in Bedfordshire to Carlisle in Cumbria, although it formerly started at a junction with the A1 at Barnet.

Running north west from Luton, the road travels through Bedford, bypasses Rushden, Kettering and Market Harborough, continues through Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Matlock before going through the Peak District to Bakewell, Buxton, Stockport, Manchester, Salford, Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Pendlebury, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Bolton, Chorley, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Penrith before reaching Carlisle.

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SJ8497, 1685 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Railways 
Road (from Tags)
A6 
Date (from Tags)
2006  1969 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8467 9793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6721N 2:13.9470W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8467 9790
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Tram Lines  Footbridge 

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