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Brighouse Bridge (Document ID: 100093)

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Brighouse Bridge (Document ID: 100093)

Brighouse Bridge over River Calder from the Mill Weir, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

Author: Unknown
Date: not dated
Location: Brighouse
Format: Postcard - Colour
Document ID: 100093
Library ID: 34559718

This is a picture of Rastrick Bridge looking upriver, with Rastrick to the left and Brighouse town centre to the right.

The name of Brighouse, or bridge house, originally derives from a house which stood by Rastrick Bridge, a wooden bridge at Bridge End being recorded in 1275. In 1514 it was being rebuilt in wood, and in 1558 was reconstructed in stone.

Snake Hill Ford, near Birds Royd Lane, was an important river crossing across the Calder in Roman times, being on the route between Manchester and Wakefield.

The Calder Bridge or Canal Bridge on the Bradford to Huddersfield turnpike road, now the Huddersfield Road, was opened in 1825, and widened in 1905.

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