Scammonden Bridge

Not far from Stott Hall Farm┬ácan be seen one of the most impressive engineering feats on the M62 – Scammonden Bridge. The Bridge spans the Deanhead cutting carrying the B6114 road over the motorway. It can be found in Kirkless, West Yorkshire. The bridge is named after the village that was flooded to accommodate the Scammonden reservoir.

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On opening, the bridge was the longest single-span non-suspension bridge in the world, and is the longest arch bridge in the UK.

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In the links below there are some amazing pictures showing the construction of the bridge and the M62.

 

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scammonden_Bridge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-404000-414000/page/16

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2241187

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox5GQTp_O3w

http://wikimapia.org/2334002/Scammonden-Bridge

http://www.shacknet.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=9441

http://www.ciht.org.uk/motorway/m62bounpole.htm

Images:

http://heritagephotoarchive.co.uk/p16322985/h8AC9A88#h8ac9a88

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-15308245

http://heritagephotoarchive.co.uk/p16322985/h12492FE0#h12492fe0

http://heritagephotoarchive.co.uk/p16322985/hDB8905D#hdb8905d

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nondesigner/8512172027/lightbox/

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/23297

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