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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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