Scammonden Bridge

There aren't many motorways around the country — even around the world — that don't, at some point, dip through a cutting, cross low ground on an embankment or pass under a flyover carrying a smaller road. And the M62 is no different. At Scammonden, it crosses an embankment, then passes through a cutting with a flyover that carries a B-road. Ho hum.

Of course, Scammonden is a little different — the embankment is the top of a dam holding back a mile-long reservoir, and the cutting is some 40 metres (120ft) deep. The flyover carrying a B-road? It was the longest single-span non-suspension bridge in the world when it was built.

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Published11 May 2005

Last updated24 February 2017