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Gravelly Hill Interchange
Gravelly Hill
Gravelly Hill
Interchange, better known throughout the UK by its nickname Spaghetti Junction,[1] is junction 6 of the M6 motorway
M6 motorway
where it meets the A38(M) Aston Expressway in the Gravelly Hill
Gravelly Hill
area of Birmingham, England. The interchange was opened on 24 May 1972.Contents1 Overview 2 Co-located junctions 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] The interchange's colloquial name "Spaghetti Junction" was coined in 1965 by journalists from the Birmingham
Birmingham
Evening Mail
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Box Girder Bridge
A box girder bridge is a bridge in which the main beams comprise girders in the shape of a hollow box. The box girder normally comprises either prestressed concrete, structural steel, or a composite of steel and reinforced concrete. The box is typically rectangular or trapezoidal in cross-section. Box girder
Box girder
bridges are commonly used for highway flyovers and for modern elevated structures of light rail transport
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Lord Marsh
Richard William Marsh, Baron Marsh, PC (14 March 1928 – 29 July 2011)[1][2] was an English politician and business executive.[3][4]Contents1 Background and early life 2 Parliamentary and ministerial career2.1 Minister of Power 2.2 Minister of Transport3 Chairman of British Rail 4 Joins Conservatives4.1 Peerage5 Personal 6 References 7 External linksBackground and early life[edit] The son of William Marsh, a foundry worker from Belvedere in southeast London.[4] His father subsequently worked for the Great Western Railway, and the family moved to Swindon.[5] He was educated at Jennings Street Secondary School, Swindon, Woolwich Polytechnic and Ruskin College, Oxford.[4][3] He initially worked as an official for the National Union of Public Employees from 1951 to 1959, during which time he sat on the Clerical and Administrative Whitley Council for the National Health Service.[4][3] Parliamentary and ministerial career[edit] After unsucces
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Birmingham And Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham
Birmingham
and Fazeley
Fazeley
Canal
Canal
is a canal of the Birmingham
Birmingham
Canal Navigations in the West Midlands of England. Its purpose was to provide a link between the Coventry Canal
Coventry Canal
and Birmingham
Birmingham
and thereby connect Birmingham
Birmingham
to London via the Oxford Canal.[1]Contents1 History 2 Route2.1 Features3 Gallery 4 See also 5 Bibliography5.1 ReferencesHistory[edit] The story of the Birmingham
Birmingham
and Fazeley
Fazeley
begins in 1770, when the Birmingham
Birmingham
Canal
Canal
Company was seen as having a monopoly
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Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal
Grand Union Canal
in England
England
is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretchin
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Railway
Rail transport
Rail transport
is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks. It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves
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Chase Line
The Chase Line
Chase Line
is a suburban railway line in the West Midlands region of England. It runs from its southern terminus, Birmingham New Street, to Walsall, and then Rugeley
Rugeley
in Staffordshire, where it joins the Trent Valley Line
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Cross-City Line
Line, lines or LINE may refer to:Contents1 Science and technology1.1 Biology 1.2 Computing and telecommunications 1.3 Health and medicine 1.4 Mathematics and geometry 1.5 Physics2 Arts and entertainment2.1 Clothing and fashion 2.2 Film, television, and theatre 2.3 Literature2.3.1 Titled works2.4 Music2.4.1 Albums 2.4.2 Songs2.5 Other uses in arts and entertainment3 Business 4 Military 5 People 6 Places 7 Sport 8 Transport 9 Other uses 10 See alsoScience and technology[edit] Biology[edit]Lineage (evolution), a sequence of species that form a line of descent Inbred line, either of: Inbred strain
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Birmingham City University
Birmingham
Birmingham
City University (abbrev. BCU) is a modern university in the city of Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843,[4] it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology
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Birmingham Canal Navigations
Birmingham
Birmingham
Canal
Canal
Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions. At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.Contents1 History 2 Levels 3 The canals of the BCN 4 Linking canals 5 Associated features 6 Engineers 7 Society 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit]BCN Network (within shaded area) from historical map, 1864 Birmingham
Birmingham
Canal
Canal
Company offices fronting Paradise Street
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Flyover (overpass)
An overpass (called a flyover in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and some other Commonwealth countries) is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway
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Peter Walker, Baron Walker Of Worcester
Peter Edward Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, MBE, PC (25 March 1932 – 23 June 2010) was a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet as the Environment Secretary (1970–72), Trade and Industry Secretary (1972–74), Agriculture Minister (1979–83), Energy Secretary (1983–87) and Welsh Secretary (1987–90). He was a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Worcester
Worcester
from 1961 to 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Secretary Of State For The Environment
The Secretary of State for the Environment
Secretary of State for the Environment
was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Department of the Environment (DoE). This was created by Edward Heath
Edward Heath
as a combination of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Public Building and Works on 15 October 1970. Thus it managed a mixed portfolio of issues: housing and planning, local government, public buildings, environmental protection and, initially, transport - James Callaghan gave transport its own department again in 1976
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Department For Transport
The Department for Transport
Department for Transport
(DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport
English transport
network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
that have not been devolved
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