SE3430 : M1 motorway crossing the Aire and Calder Navigation

taken 1 year ago, near to Rothwell, Leeds, Great Britain

M1 motorway crossing the Aire and Calder Navigation
M1 motorway crossing the Aire and Calder Navigation
Aire and Calder Navigation
The Aire and Calder Navigation consists of a number of discrete sections of canalised river, which enable boats of a reasonable size to reach Leeds. The original intention was to give Leeds a proper ship canal like Manchester's but that never happened.

The extant sections are 7.6km parallel to the river Aire between Knowsthorpe (Knostrop) and just below Woodlesford, 1.1km downstream of the confluence of the Aire and Calder at Castleford, and the longest section, c.30 km from Ferrybridge down to Goole Docks where it joins the Ouse downstream of its confluence with the Aire.
M1 Motorway
The M1 is a north–south motorway connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford. It was the first motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom.
The motorway is 193 miles long and was constructed in four phases. Most of the motorway was opened between 1959 and 1968 but the southern end was extended in 1977 and the northern end was extended in 1999.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
M1 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 342 300 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.9408N 1:28.9323W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 342 300
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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