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This anonymous collection of photographs shows the construction of the M62 motorway between Lancashire and Yorkshire. The slides were rescued from a journey to the tip and had to be extensively restored because of the 'blistering effect' and colour shifts due to mould growth and environmental deterioration.

The Yorkshire side of the construction was a huge civil engineering task on the Pennine Moors renown for its bad weather and appalling winter conditions. Construction started in 19XX the motorway being officially opened by 1971. The civil engineering involved extensive rock cutting, clearing of peat bogs, and the re-building of reservoir dams.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Roads
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Keywords:bridges, civil engineering, concrete, dams, earth-moving, embankments, lancashire, m62, motorways, pennines, photography, reservoirs, road construction, scammonden, water supply, weather, winter, yorkshire

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge construction site 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge construction site 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Baitings Reservoir 1976

M62 Motorway Construction, Baitings Reservoir 1976

M62 Motorway Construction, Baitings Reservoir almost empty 1976

M62 Motorway Construction, Baitings Reservoir almost empty 1976

M62 Motorway Construction, Booth Wood Reservoir 1968

M62 Motorway Construction, Booth Wood Reservoir 1968

M62 Motorway Construction, Course of motorway looking west towards Rochdale 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Course of motorway looking west towards Rochdale 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Dam construction near Scammonden bridge 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Dam construction near Scammonden bridge 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, General view 1972

M62 Motorway Construction, General view 1972

M62 Motorway Construction, Hill climb Baitings reservoir Ripponden 1965

M62 Motorway Construction, Hill climb Baitings reservoir Ripponden 1965

M62 Motorway Construction, Motorway bridge nearing completion 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Motorway bridge nearing completion 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Pile driving 1967

M62 Motorway Construction, Pile driving 1967

M62 Motorway Construction, Ripponden Reservoir 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Ripponden Reservoir 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge in the snow 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge in the snow 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge completed 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge completed 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden twin cranes and scaffolding 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden twin cranes and scaffolding 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge cranes 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge cranes 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge falsework and shuttering 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge falsework and shuttering 1970

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge with yellow crane 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge with yellow crane 1969

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge falsework

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden bridge falsework

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden concrete piling 1965

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden concrete piling 1965

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden dam 1971

M62 Motorway Construction, Scammonden dam 1971