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njm1981: With regret, after a number of DNFs in the new location, despite numerous coord checks and personal checks at GZ I have decided to archive this - the container has been removed. I may rethink one around this location in the future. Thanks to all the finders and positive logs.

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Sliproad To Nowhere

A cache by njm1981 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/9/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A cache to celebrate the sliproad in the sky, an unfinished part of the Mancunian Way! A micro/nano sized cache - BYOP and possibly tweezers! Please replace exactly as found, as my last few owner visits have found it (often significantly) away from its intended hiding spot


The Mancunian Way is a two mile long motorway in Manchester, officially made up of the A57(M) and A635(M) motorways. The Mancunian Way was officially opened by Prime Minister Harold Wilson, on 5 May 1967. In the 1970s it was upgraded to motorway status as the A57(M) and the speed limit was raised to 50 miles per hour (80 km/h).At the time of its opening the Manchester Evening News referred to it as the "highway in the sky". The scheme cost was £5.5m (£89m in today's figures).

 

Just before the junction with the A34 is an unfinished slip road (stub) that ends 20 feet in the air, although it is hidden from the road by an advertising billboard. This was intended to be part of a dual carriageway into the city centre; this plan was suddenly abandoned as the planners hadn't realised the slip road would have been connected to Princess Street which has been a one-way street out of Manchester city centre in the opposite direction for over 60 years.

 

You are looking for a micro sized cache, which will require you to bring your own pen. Please replace exactly as found.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp, Ubj _ _ _ pna lbh tb

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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