Motorway nights

The long summer nights afforded an opportunity for a walk around Scammonden Dam, the world’s first dam-motorway hybrid, opened in October 1971 by the Queen.

Field visits form an integral part of our research, not least of all to consider the ways in which landscapes have matured since their inception. There are stark comparisons between the images of the M62 at completion and the way in which the road has become integral to the urban structures of the north of England and their semi-rural hinterlands.

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