New Footbridge For Mytholmroyd

Large beams have been lifted into place, forming part of a new footbridge spanning the River Calder in Mytholmroyd.

The new bridge is located at the junction of New Road and Burnley Road in the centre of Mytholmroyd and will replace the existing footbridge. The current pedestrian bridge required significant repair work, to the extent that it was more cost-effective in the long term to replace the bridge with a completely new structure.

The new bridge is made of concrete, glass and stainless steel. It has been designed carefully with due consideration given to the listed status of the adjacent historic road bridge.

The beams to support the structure have now been lifted into place. The work, which is being carried out by Jackson Civil Engineering, involved a large crane and was carried out overnight to minimise disruption.

Concrete works to form the remaining bridge deck and other structural components, will now take place, prior to the installation of the bridge parapets and tie-ins to existing footway. Waterproof anti-slip surfacing will also be added, and minor repointing work is due to take place to the existing Grade II listed road bridge. The works are scheduled for completion in early 2024.

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