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Barnsley Canal - Clay Royd Bridge

About 7.5 km from the River Calder, Blue Bridge (built 1828) is set in the middle of Haw Park. It is in better condition than Clay Royd Bridge, although the tow path had collapsed beneath the bridge, to be restored as part of the Trans Pennine Trail. This is the last bridge before the canal reaches Cold Hiendley Reservoir.

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Click to enlargeBlue Bridge before the Trans Pennine Trail was created along this stretch of the canal.
© John S. Sargent August 2000.
The English Flag - The Cross of St George

Part of our English Heritage
Blue Bridge is a Grade II Listed Building. Find out more on Images of England. IoE Number: 342338, Location: BARNSLEY CANAL BLUE BRIDGE, WALTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE.

Click to enlargeBlue Bridge photographed on 15th May 2004.
© John S. Sargent
Click to enlargeBlue Bridge from the east bank.
© John S. Sargent 8th April 2010.
Click to enlargeBlue Bridge.
© John S. Sargent 8th April 2010.
Click to enlargeBlue Bridge looking into the main body of Haw Park Woods.
© John S. Sargent 8th April 2010.
Click to enlargeThe small Jack Russell-ish dog, in the top righthand picture, returns ten years later to survey the improvements made to the towing path. She approved.
© John S. Sargent 8th April 2010.
Click to enlargeA tow rope pulley between Blue Bridge and Cold Hiendley Reservoir.
© John S. Sargent 8th April 2010.
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