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Sir Bob
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Tue Sep 27 2016, 11:26
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The Goose Green to Westwood Park Link Road, is due to start construction soon and I know that Tomplum is really looking forward to work on the new road starting and mac said in another topic that they have been pegging out for the road bridge over the stream, so this is a plan of the new road, which has been made by a company called Tekla Smile

Sniffy Brook Bridge
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Entire Road
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https://www.tekla.com/uk/bim-awards/a49-link-road


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Wed Mar 03 2021, 08:31
The old A49 before dual carriageway.

The " BEN JONSON " RAILWAY BRIDGE ( you can just see the Original between the bridge and lamppost on the left hand side ) laden with empty coal wagons going to the pit to be filled .On the far side of the bridge on the right hand side is now the entrance to Total Fitness .

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Wed Mar 03 2021, 10:36
Is it not tuther way round Mac, entrance to Total Fitness is on this side of the bridge, to the left of the camera ?
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Wed Mar 03 2021, 10:53
Why do you think this?

I did notice someone had graffitied the bridge.

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Wed Mar 03 2021, 13:31
I have changed me mind, and you are right, the thing which confused me is the fact that the road is going uphill as it approaches the Ben Johnson, and looking on google earth, the old road, which is still there in parts, is set quite bit to the side of the existing dual carriageway, and as the road went past the entrance to Reeds, it did dip slightly, and then rises up as it goes past the Ben Johnson, before going dowhill towards the bottom junction, the dual carriageway was built without that dip.
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Wed Mar 03 2021, 13:32
As regards the graffiti on the bridge, it looks like it was an advert for a whiskey called Mac Smile
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Wed Mar 03 2021, 13:33
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Wed Mar 03 2021, 16:45
the view today,
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.5181208,-2.6526114,3a,53y,8.34h,83.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sd4cYbb6wIdJqBC5Qt4q_2w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Wed Mar 03 2021, 17:27
Aerial view

https://earth.google.com/web/search/Warrington+Rd,+Wigan/@53.51775344,-2.65148714,44.27073564a,298.07032478d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCTVlQDCA3DRAETRlQDCA3DTAGRBMaV-aYjNAITGR31cf01TA

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Thu Mar 04 2021, 15:56
Map of railway lines in Goose Green around 1930,i glass House over the demolished bridge on Warrington Road.

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