The old A625 Manchester to Sheffield Road (Sep 1989)

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A625 Manchester to Sheffield road The Sheffield Turnpike Company first constructed the A625 Manchester to Sheffield road in 1819 using spoil from the nearby Odin mine (National Trust, 2009) and the road crosses the main body of the landslide twice as it winds its way up the slope. The following 160 years saw constant repairs and reconstruction. In 1977, the landslide moved again and the road was restricted to single-lane traffic (Cripps and Hird, 1992). In 1979, the road was permanently closed to traffic and what remains today is an interesting example of landslide movement and repeated road reconstruction and repair (Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5 and Figure 6). For more info see here...

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2013
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Plustek OpticFilm 7300

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