Friday, 6 October 2017
Scammonden, Scenic Videos.
I was recently passing near to Scammonden and stopped off to film a few different views from the bridge and nearby. The bridge is known by 3 different names those being Scammonden after the nearby village flooded during the motorway and dam construction, Rainbow Bridge, and locally as Brown Cow Bridge after the now closed nearby inn.
The bridge carries the B6114 road over the motorway crossing the M62 at over 310 metres above sea level and gets very windy at times. When it opened the nearby school (now closed) had to provide taxi for children to cross the bridge as it was deemed unsafe for them to do so when windy. The M62 that runs beneath the bridge connects Liverpool with Hull in the north of England and just to the west of here is the highest stretch of motorway in England.
Points of interest in the videos are Stott Hall Farm, an overflowing Booth Wood Reservoir, Scammonden Dam and the outstanding natural views of the area.
The videos are the same and feature 8 different views from the area, but film 1 is timelapse to reduce the running time. I also added a piece of audio overlapping the film called Digya by Kevin MacLeod.
The second film is over 20 minutes long. It is the same film but at normal speed with 8 clips of no more than 3 minutes each. I have not replaced the soundtrack to give some idea of how windy it was with the wind noise and shaky camera which was at the time on a tripod.
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