Sunday, 27 September 2020

Copley Footbridge over the Calder & Hebble Navigation

 Copley Footbridge

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Copley Footbridge is a pedestrian crossing over the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal. The bridge carries a path the originally connected Skircoat Green with Norland, but now provides a convenient shortcut between the main A6026 Wakefield Road and the general Copley area.

Copley Footbridge is of iron construction and when I took these pictures in 2019, was in need of some TLC, the bridge as of July 202 is being refurbished and is currently closed to the public. I have been unable to find the age of the bridge, but on a map of Copley published in 1854 the bridge is clearly marked as there. I'm not sure if it's the same bridge that is currently standing though.

The pictures were taken on the 20th July 2019 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. They can be seen here, on Flickr and Clickasnap where they can also be downloaded from.

Copley Footbridge
The bridge pictured looking eastwards along the Calder & Hebble in the direction of Copley.

Steps to Copley Footbridge
The steps up to the crossing, the cobbled path providing a short sloped access from the canal towpath.

Northwards over Copley Footbridge

South across Copley Footbridge
The top of the bridge looking north (Pic A) and south (Pic B). In the background of pic b you can see a train crossing Copley Viaduct.

Calder and Hebble from Copley Footbridge
The steps down on the north side of the Canal.

Cobbles from Copley Footbridge
The path connecting the canal with the A6046 Wakefield Road.

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