2020

SJ8597 : Mancunian Way

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Mancunian Way in this square
Mancunian Way
Mancunian Way
Traffic leaving the eastern end of the A57M, onto the A635.

The Mancunian Way is a two mile-long stretch of elevated urban motorway in Manchester which forms the southern part of the Manchester and Salford Inner Ring Road. It was constructed in two phases between 1963 and 1967 and was officially opened by then-Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, on 5 May 1967. At the time of its opening, the Manchester Evening News referred to it as the "highway in the sky". In the 1970s it was upgraded to motorway status as the A57(M) and the speed limit was raised to 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). It is officially made up of the A57(M) and A635(M) motorways, although the latter does not appear on road signs for practical reasons.

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Geographical Context: Roads, Road transport City, Town centre Camera: Panasonic DC-G9 Road: A57M other tags: Manchester City Centre Inner Ring Road Mancunian Way Traffic Urban Motorway Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SJ8597, 430 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 21 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 850 974 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4193N 2:13.6021W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 850 974
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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