Saturday, 19 February 2022

Gas Works Bridge 30 July 2017

 Gas Works Bridge is a Grade II listed structure that carries the Gas Works Road across the River Calder at Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. Built in 1816 by Aydon and Elwell, iron founders and bridge builders of Shelf, Near Halifax for Thomas Fernside and Son who occupied a nearby mill. The bridge was widened in the 1850's and the wooden boards used in this widening are still there today although access is restricted by railings. The bridge is still accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and horses but has been closed to traffic since the early 1980's.

There are 2 pictures that can be seen of the bridge, that were taken on 30 July 2017 using a Nikon d3300 SLR, they can also be seen on ClickAsnap where they are full size, resolution and un-watermarked.

Gas Works Bridge, the railings prevent access to the wooden boarded
extension completed in the 1850's. Traffic can not access the bridge which
has been the case sine the early 1980's. Sowerby Bridge Gas Works and
gasometers used to occupy the site covered by trees to the top
right of the picture.

Taken from Mearclough Road, Gas Works Bridge cast iron arch structure
is just visible underneath. The green metal plating siding was constructed
as part of the 1850's extension.

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