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A538 Airport Tunnel

This is a photo of the tunnel for the A538 underneath the first runway at Manchester Airport

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 18, 2005 by RickyB_uk
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A555 or M555? Manchester

The Manchester A555 was it ever planned as a motorway? Perhaps to connect to the projected A6(M) Stockport north / south bypass? Well this scan from a 1988 'Reader's Digest' Road Atlas has the tell tale blue dashed line to say 'projected motorway'.

OP jim

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 17, 2005 by M4Simon

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Unknown motorway south of Cheadle

From the Reader's Digest Atlas of the British Isles, 1988 reprinted with amendments 1993. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 22, 2007 by FosseWay

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The Wilmslow Road, near the Lakeland shop, has for many years run across an orphan bridge.

The bridge stood for more than 15 years above an increasing jungle; all of this was swept away in 2016. On December 3rd 2016, the bridge now stands above the base levels of the new (westward) extension of the Manchester Airport A555 Eastern approach road as it marches towards Styal Road and the airfield.

Roll on summer 2017!

Mike Hindson-Evans
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Looking East. In a year, the Manchester Airport Approach road should merge into this road from the right, through the yellow pillars which support the airfield approach lights.

The new A555 road alignment has to "thread the needle" over Styal Road, crossing the railway line to the south and then the railway line into the airport (which lies in a cutting just behind the wire fence to the right of this road).

This scene has already changed in recent years, with the Metrolink (tram) line, visible on the left of the picture, now running past the photographer's left shoulder and then under this road into the Airport Transport interchange.

  • this is the 'before' half of a 'before & after' set which I expect to update in December 2017. Mike

 

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