wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Album
 Album contents
  Walking days
  Schools
  Work
  Street scenes
  Places
  People
  Sports
  Assorted
 
  Upload Your Photos
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
M6 Motorway   Views: 427
M6 Construction 05-06-1964-Oops!   Comments: 1
Photo: Barrie   Item #: 31467  
 
M6 Construction 05-06-1964-Oops!

Alert Image scaled down from 943px to 945px wide Click here, or click the photo to view original
 
  To ensure that the concrete train laid the carriageway to within the tolerance set by Lancashire County Council +/- 3/16 inch (4mm) the marginal strips had to be level. I walked miles (as a junior engineer) with a machine being pushed to find high spots on these strips between South Lancaster & North of Broughton. Then this "Bump Cutter" sat on the strip to grind the concrete surface. As you can see accidents do happen! The operator was unhurt.  

 [<< Back] 1 user comment(s) below:-  [Leave a comment]

Comments by Garry, 22nd August 2019  
I see this contraption is new, then 1964 "B" was January 1964.

 
 © 2019 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.