Elland Bridge Stonework rebuilt with Hydraulic Lime
Elland Bridge in West Yorkshire has finally re-opened. The former 19th century bridge, which runs over the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation, was destroyed in the Boxing Day 2015 floods.
To ensure the new bridge maintains its character, workers on site painstakingly recovered stone from the original 1811 bridge which has now been bedded on Ionic Eminently Hydraulic Lime mixed with Lime Stone and Leighton Buzzard Aggregates, supplied by Womersley’s, to recover the new structure.
Rebuilding the 1811, Grade II listed bridge has been a ‘complex’ operation involving around 25 major utility cables and pipes had to be redirected. The work has been financed through the Department for Transport flood recovery fund.