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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1885 (footbridge)
Hebden, England, United Kingdom (River Wharfe)
Bridgemeister ID:1340
Coordinates:N 54.057126 W 1.962584
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:William Bell
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
  • Refurbished, 1989.
  • John Gardner writes that William Bell was the village blacksmith and that the bridge once had an unusual mid-span support pillar. John writes: "It is not known when [the pillar] was dismantled, but the bottom section (you can see the dividing flange in the linked picture) can still be seen in normal water conditions."
  • John Gardner later added: "[the bridge] was badly damaged by floods on December 14th 1936. It was reconstructed with the span a little higher, which was when the supporting pillar was removed."
Photo courtesy Anthea Dacy Postcard, courtesy John Gardner Photo by Dave Cooper

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