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Written by Marcus Dawson - 17 Feb 2004
last update by Andy Slater - 03 Mar 2004
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Location notes
The Bury 'Ski Jump' is just outside Bury station on the East Lancs Railway on the new extension to Heywood.
Railway type and traffic
The East Lancashire Railway is a Heritage line. Most traffic is confined to Saturday and Sunday although the line does operate a summer timetable which includes running on some weekdays. For timetable and special events details look at the ELR Website.
Trains often run as a shuttle service between Bury and Heywood so motive power can be repetitive.
Environment
A busy street in Bury.
Road directions
From the M66 junction 2:
Take the A58 into Bury. Take the A58 into Bury. Having gone through two set of traffic lights and two mini-roundabouts you will come to a larger roundabout with a Halfords store on the right - take the first exit left and follow the dual carriageway round. Market Street is the second turning on the left and the location is a few hundred meters down the road.

(At Busy Times the following route avoids the town Centre)
Take the A58 into Bury. Follow the road towards Bury town centre and as the bus lane ends you come to a junction with lights (get into the left lane soon as you can). Turn left on to Heywood Street and follow the road straight down and bearing right as it becomes Wellington Road until you reach a mini-roundabout - turn right onto Market Street and the location is a few hundred meters up the road.

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ELR, Bury Ski Jump, Market Street map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is not always easy at the location, as the day progresses many people use the road to park in and walk into town.
Public transport
Frequent Metrolink Trams from Manchester to Bury Interchange.

On foot from the Bury interchange:
Exit the Interchange as bus traffic does and turn left. At the main road (Angouleme Way) turn left and next right onto Market Street, the bridge is a few hundred meters away - Approx 5 minute walk in all.

From Bury Bolton Street ELR:

Exit the station and turn right towards the town centre bearing right following the road past the bus station. At the main road (Angouleme Way) turn left and next right onto Market Street, the bridge is a few hundred meters away - Approx 10 minute walk in all.

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Amenities
Plenty of pubs, chip shops and kebab shops in Bury town center.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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ELR, Bury Ski Jump, Market Street

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Streetmap links
ELR, Bury Ski Jump, Market Street general view map
ELR, Bury Ski Jump, Market Street close up map

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ELR, Bury Ski Jump, Market Street



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Photographic notes
The line runs pretty much east to west so the bridge favours morning shots. Also the location is a road bridge so traffic noise might be a problem for videographers. Also the bridge wall is a good 6 feet high. Steps are a must. Trains can also often be heard whistling on departure from Bury. This will give you a minute or two's advanced notice.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

There is a trade off here though between head on light and the shadow from the bridge, this shot was taken at around 11 on a winters morning.

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