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
Coordinates 53°38′52″N 1°46′31″W / 53.6477°N 1.7753°W / 53.6477; -1.7753Coordinates: 53°38′52″N 1°46′31″W / 53.6477°N 1.7753°W / 53.6477; -1.7753[1]
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesHuddersfield Broad Canal
LocaleTurnbridge, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
Official nameTurnbridge Road Lift Bridge (No. 17)[2]
Designvertical lift
No. of spans1
Piers in water2

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.[2]

Located at Quay Street, off St Andrews road (approx 300 Yards from the town centre),[3] 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.[4]

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

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  1. ^ National Heritage List for EnglandWikidata Q6973052
  2. ^ a b "Huddersfield canal Society". huddersfieldcanal.com. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Huddersfield Broad Canal". penninewaterways.co.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Turnbridge Locomotive Lift Bridge". geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2008.