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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 28th April, 2020)

Afternoon Windy Arbour bridge

Afternoon Windy Arbour bridge
Easter Monday lockdown.

Photo: Roger Whistlecroft  (Nikon COOLPIX S6200)
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Comment by: Poet on 28th April 2020 at 00:21

The MT6 .

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 28th April 2020 at 00:44

Nice one Roger, never thought I would see m6 like that with all traffic we have these days, not even a truck in sight even though it's lockdown so nice and peaceful good pic.

Comment by: Aubrey on 28th April 2020 at 04:31

Very good poet.
Certainly a strange sight Roger

Comment by: kath on 28th April 2020 at 08:40

strange times.

Comment by: Mick on 28th April 2020 at 08:57

It was more quieter than that in 1997, when it was closed because of suspected IRA bombs being found under a bridge in the midlands

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th April 2020 at 09:10

Great family-name, Roger, and great is your bright 'n' breezy photo. I remember myself and two others, standing on the bridge at the time it all kicked-off, just to see the cars and bikes go whizzing by, and, also, a rather old 'bridge' being in the vicinity, some year's before, by which our group of five had driven to the Bolton v Everton game in December '58 - that's the only memory I have of that 'bridge'. Everton won the game 3-0, but Nat had a tap-in ruled-out, and I still have the programme. It's nice to know that roads, whether they be smooth or clickety-clack, are so much talked about. Long may they roll.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 28th April 2020 at 09:14

That's my kind of motorway.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th April 2020 at 09:27

I have to admit I love the peace and quiet of traffic less roads, hearing seems more sensitive to more natural sounds. Everything seems cleaner... I know it won't last. I even think it is having a good effect on the weather in such a short time...

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th April 2020 at 11:22

Nice lines Veebs. Take care.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th April 2020 at 11:40

How odd to see it like that! Reminds me of when we went to Ireland for my 50th birthday. On the Sunday morning we travelled from Portumna to Galway on the motorway and passed two cars!

Comment by: John D on 28th April 2020 at 14:22

I spot a solitary car.

Comment by: britboy on 28th April 2020 at 15:22

I can remember this cut through being gouged out with large Euclid TS-18 scrapers many years ago, was fascinating watching the big machines take bites out of the hill.

Comment by: Garry on 28th April 2020 at 19:38

I have notice though, the traffic has got more and more everyday.
I need a sherry.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th April 2020 at 20:49

Pour one for me and Veronica, Garry, please. We can sit two metres apart. xx

Comment by: E Mc on 28th April 2020 at 22:36

You're right Garry.Have a look on Wigan Today.About the lorry in a crash.Road chocker blocked.Were are they are they all going.So much for lockdown?? Ho! by the way I'll have a sherry as well

Comment by: Veronica on 29th April 2020 at 08:30

We can come to the sherry party in our masks and gowns....;o)

Comment by: Garry on 29th April 2020 at 09:37

Ok, Drinks all round.

Comment by: Alby on 30th April 2020 at 06:58

Good pic' Rodger'; Did you live in Springfield .Years ago;

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