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Castleford Bridge
River Calder, Castleford, West Yorkshire
Castleford Bridge
associated engineer
Bernard Hartley Snr
date  1805 - 1808
era  Georgian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SE429260
photo  Mark Whitby
Castleford's graceful three-arched bridge is situated close to the site of the Roman ford that gives the town its name. It was designed by Bernard Hartley, Surveyor of Bridges to the West Riding of Yorkshire, in 1805.
Hartley's elevational style for the bridges he designed is distinctive, especially in relation to the cutwaters. His drawings were unusually detailed for a surveyor of the period.
Castleford's three spans measure 57ft, 67ft and 57ft.
The bridge was built by Hartley's son Jesse, best known for the building of Liverpool's Albert Dock.
reference sources   BDCE1

Castleford Bridge