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Leeds Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in City and Hunslet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7939 / 53°47'38"N

Longitude: -1.5418 / 1°32'30"W

OS Eastings: 430279

OS Northings: 433165

OS Grid: SE302331

Mapcode National: GBR BKM.CR

Mapcode Global: WHC9D.9W1W

Entry Name: Leeds Bridge

Listing Date: 8 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255873

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465558

Location: Leeds, LS10

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: City and Hunslet

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Leeds City

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


LEEDS

SE3033SW BRIDGE END
714-1/78/57 Leeds Bridge
08/05/74

GV II

Road bridge over River Aire. 1870-73. By T Dyne Steel,
engineer. Steel buckle plate deck supported on wrought-iron
internal arch ribs of compound riveted section; cast-iron
fascia arch ribs, rusticated ashlar abutments. Segmental arch
with scrolled motif in spandrels, parapet with interlocking
circles and moulded rail; coat of arms of Leeds at centre.
The oldest crossing point in the town, the site of the
medieval and later cloth markets and until 1818 the only dry
crossing of the river. The Aire was bridged at 5 other points
between 1818 and 1870 but it was estimated (c1869) that each
Saturday 4,000 vehicles and 55,000 foot passengers crossed
Leeds Bridge into the town. The cost of replacement was more
than ยป50,000 and many of the buildings on the approach roads
south of the river were replaced at that time.
(Fraser D: A History of Modern Leeds: 1980-: 137; Construction
details supplied by LCC Highways).


Listing NGR: SE3027933165

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