Photo-a-Day (Monday, 13th June, 2016)
That has to be the most uninteresting photo yet.
Good shot Mick!
The motorway doesnt look too congested.
I stood on this bridge when this section of the M6 first opened. I counted a dozen cars in an hour! My firm Tarmac done various maintenace work to it in later years.
i remember when the M^ first opened. Dad telling us about how can you go direct with no traffic lights or pedestrians. He took my mum and grandma for a ride up the Charnock Richard services for a treat!
Remember going to Orrell Mount bridge the day the M6 opened, loads of people were stood on the bridge just to see the cars going by!
Broady you could try counting the lamp posts, maybe that will help.
On this section the lamp post are still in the middle of the motorway which makes them harder to repair. So now when they are redoing the central reservation they are doing the barriers with a much stronger concrete wall and relocating the lamps to the sides.
This way the lamps can be repaired without closing off miles of motorway.
How interesting is that Broady
The issue of making the repair of lighting columns easier is way down the list of why centre concrete barriers are now being installed. The main reasons are, a reduction of maintenance on the actual barrier and from a safety aspect reducing the number of limbs lost by motorcyclists when they crash and slide along the posts
Notice the police patrol car on the extreme right of the picture.Speeders beware.
I don't think its a police car, Alan H. More likely a Highways agency vehicle. Its the type of vehicle they use.
DEFINATELY police Julie, i go past that spot 4 times a day and have never seen HA vehicles on there, it is police parking only.
The metal barrier on the central reservation is called ARMCO FENCING.It can withstand severe force from all all vehicles preventing trespass onto the opposite carriageway. Tarmac engaged specialist subcontractors to install this. In my opinion all motor bikes should be ridden in the nearside lane at the legal speed.
where's the bike Mick ?
Who cares about your opinion Johnny ? No matter where we ride some idiot non looking car driver will find us
Loads on this site care about my opinions, Colin.
So you can stick your remark up your exhaust pipe!!
Johnny I have to say you are the best at having the last word! When you get to those Pearly Gates -St Peter will just let you in- he'll know he hasn't a cat in hell's chance in any argument !!!!
I hope you and me wont be knockin on those gates for ages yet!