Railway Bridge Over The Calder And Hebble Navigation - Dewsbury, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 40.734 W 001° 39.020
30U E 589147 N 5948643
Quick Description: This cast iron arch bridge was built in 1847 for the London And Northwestern Railway.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/18/2015 9:52:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMND60
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The Calder and Hebble Navigation completed in 1770 consisted of artificial improvements to the River Calder and River Hebble to allow canal boats use what used to be un-navigable rivers.

It ran for 21 miles from the Aire and Calder Navigation at Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge, was one of the first navigable waterways into the Pennines. It was an extension westwards of the Aire and Calder Navigation.

Work began in 1758 to make the River Calder navigable above Wakefield. The navigation to Sowerby Bridge was completed in 1770, including a short branch to Dewsbury.

The Railway Bridge
The Huddersfield Line is the name given to one of the busiest rail services on the West Yorkshire MetroTrain network in northern England. Local services are operated by Northern Rail with longer distance services operated by TransPennine Express. The line connects Leeds and Huddersfield with Manchester (Victoria & Piccadilly), Manchester Airport and Liverpool. link

The bridge carries the line between Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe stations.

The cast iron part of the bridge was built by Joseph Butler & Co of Leeds 77 years after the canal opened. It became an English Heritage Grade II Listed Building in 1985. link
Bridge Type: Arch

Bridge Usage: Railroad

Moving Bridge: This bridge is static (has no moving pieces)

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