Brighouse Bridge

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Brighouse Bridge
Brighouse Bridge by Richard Kay.jpg
Other name(s) Calder Bridge
Carries A641
Crosses River Calder
Locale Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Design arch bridge
Material stone
Number of spans 2
Piers in water 1
Opened 1825
Coordinates 53°41′58″N 1°46′45″W / 53.6995°N 1.7792°W / 53.6995; -1.7792Coordinates: 53°41′58″N 1°46′45″W / 53.6995°N 1.7792°W / 53.6995; -1.7792

The Brighouse Bridge crosses the River Calder in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1825 as part of the Halifax and Huddersfield Turnpike.

History[edit]

The Halifax and Huddersfield Turnpike Act of 1823 allowed for the building of Calder Bridge (now called Brighouse Bridge) on what was to become the A641 road; tolls were abolished on the bridge in 1875 and extensive widening work was undertaken in 1905[1] and 1999 (both of these latter dates being commemorated in dedication stones on the bridge).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Weaver to Web; Brighouse Bridge, plaque". 31 January 2003. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 

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