Turnbridge Lift Bridge

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Coordinates: 53°38′53″N 1°46′30″W / 53.648°N 1.775°W / 53.648; -1.775

Turnbridge Lift Bridge
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Turnbridge Road Lift Bridge over Huddersfield Broad Canal
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Huddersfield Broad Canal
Locale Turnbridge, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
Official name Turnbridge Road Lift Bridge (No. 17)[1]
Design vertical lift
No. of spans 1
Piers in water 2
Opened 1865

The Turnbridge Lift Bridge (also colloquially known as a Locomotive lift bridge) is a lift bridge which spans the Huddersfield Broad Canal at Turnbridge, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Officially known as Turnbridge, it is bridge number 17 on the Huddersfield Broad Canal.[1]

Located at Quay Street, off St Andrews road (approx 300 Yards from the town centre),[2] it opened in 1865 and replaced an earlier swing bridge. A combination of wheels, chains and counter-weights were used to lift the deck of the bridge out of the way of passing canal barges.[3]

Previously windlass operated, it was refurbished in 2002 and is now electrically powered.

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  1. ^ a b "Huddersfield canal Society". huddersfieldcanal.com. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Huddersfield Broad Canal". penninewaterways.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Turnbridge Locomotive Lift Bridge". geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-12-18.