Rastrick Bridge

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Rastrick Bridge
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Coordinates 53°41′57″N 1°47′00″W / 53.6993°N 1.7832°W / 53.6993; -1.7832Coordinates: 53°41′57″N 1°47′00″W / 53.6993°N 1.7832°W / 53.6993; -1.7832
Carries A643
Crosses River Calder
Locale Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Other name(s) Brighouse Bridge
Design arch bridge
Material stone
No. of spans 3
Piers in water 2
Opened 1558 (rebuilt 1750)

Rastrick Bridge crosses the River Calder in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1558 as a replacement for an earlier wooden bridge and rebuilt c1750.


A wooden structure called Rastrick Bridge was recorded as being present in 1275. The bridge was replaced by one built with timber donated by John Hanson in 1514. Hanson's son funded a stone replacement for this bridge in 1558.[1]


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