Brighouse Bridge

Brighouse Bridge
Other name(s) Calder Bridge
Carries A641
Crosses River Calder
Locale Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Design arch bridge
Material stone
Number of spans 2
Piers in water 1
Opened 1825

53°41′58″N 1°46′45″W / 53.6995°N 1.7792°W / 53.6995; -1.7792Coordinates: 53°41′58″N 1°46′45″W / 53.6995°N 1.7792°W / 53.6995; -1.7792

The Brighouse Bridge crosses the River Calder in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1825 as part of the Halifax and Huddersfield Turnpike.


The Halifax and Huddersfield Turnpike Act of 1823 allowed for the building of Calder Bridge (now called Brighouse Bridge) on what was to become the A641 road; tolls were abolished on the bridge in 1875 and extensive widening work was undertaken in 1905[1] and 1999 (both of these latter dates being commemorated in dedication stones on the bridge).


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