Leeds Bridge Crossing the River Aire at Bridge End

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Guide and Virtual Tour of Leeds: Leeds Bridge Crossing the River Aire at Bridge End.
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The present bridge was built in 1873, replacing a medieval bridge. This bridge was the only crossing point between Kirkstall and Swillington until the 19th Century.

For years the city turned its back on the river - there is a story that not many years ago if you saw a fish in the River Aire as it passes through Leeds, you would be likely to see a plastic tray and a portion of chips float past with it!

The bridgehead building has a prominent clock. The bridge is the site of the first ever 'moving picures' filmed by Louis LePrince (1888) - I wonder if he popped them into Max Speilman's for a 20 minute turn-around!

You can take a walk along the towpath through this part of the city, but beware that some sections will have you 'backtracking' as there are private 'residents only' parts.

Oh - and don't fall in! - many sections have no guard rails.

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Map and aerial view of Leeds showing the location of Leeds Bridge Crossing the River Aire at Bridge End at Latitude 53.79364814814816 / Longitude -1.5425407407407052.
We have visited Leeds on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:18:15 +0000.

 

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