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The start of the construction of the M62

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Construction of Scammonden bridge over the M62 in the late 1960s.

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A recalcitrant farmer reputedly held out for better compensation and ended up on an island between the two motorway carriageways.

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The sketch and description are from The Calderdale Sketch Book by J. L. Berbiers, published in 1973 by The Halifax Courier Ltd.

The way into Elland over Ainley Top runs through the massive arch of the Whitehaughs Bridge which carries the six lanes…

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Photo was taken just after the motorway opened in 1971. Scammonden Bridge spans the Deanhead cutting carrying the B6114 (the former A6025) Elland to Buckstones road over the M62.

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The motorway, which was first proposed in the 1930s, and conceived as two separate routes, was opened in stages between 1971 and 1976, with construction beginning at Pole Moor and finishing in Tarbock on the outskirts of Liverpool. The motorway…
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