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Crown Point Bridge (Leeds)

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Crosses the River Aire in Leeds, Yorkshire

Built in 1842 as a cast iron arch bridge, designed by George Leather and John Wignall Leather (Leather and Son).

The ironwork was produced by Booth and Co of Park Iron Works, Sheffield. Bray and Duckett undertook the masonry work.

120 ft span. Width between parapets was 42 ft.

The bridge was built a short distance above Nether Mills Weir. On the south bank, part of Chadwick's dye house was demolished to accommodate the bridge. Medley's oil mill was on the north side.[1]

The bridge was strengthened and widened in 1995 using steel arch ribs, but the outermost cast iron arches have been retained and repositioned.

For more information, see Happy Pontist website.


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Sources of Information

  1. Civil Engineer and Architects Journal, March 1841