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LOCO LIFT BRIDGE
 

Loco Lift Bridge

Originally Constructed c1865
 

Loco lift bridge spans the Huddersfield Broad Canal and was originally constructed in timber. Counterbalance weights assist in lifting the 5.3m span deck; the lifting operation being carried out manually using a winch and pulley system.

The bridge was reconstructed in steel in 1975 and listed as an ancient monument in 1977.
 

(Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of British Waterways)

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