Leeds City Council is advising motorists to plan ahead when travelling into the city centre this weekend (8-9 October 2022) allowing extra time for journeys or using alternative methods of transport to avoid becoming caught in congestion. The city is hosting a number of events this weekend, alongside the ongoing
Last month we found out about the Old Leeds Bridge, here’s the story of the New Leeds Bridge: The Mayor, Alderman J Barran, performed the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the New Leeds Bridge on 20 September 1871. The members of the Corporation in their robes of office
It could be said that the history of Leeds Bridge is the history of Leeds itself. From the foundations of the Old Bridge were gathered details of the age in which it was founded. How our early ancestors crossed the River Aire here is not really known, but we do
If you walk south from Lower Briggate to cross Leeds Bridge the first building to be seen on your left has two plaques on the north facing wall. One of these, a Blue one to Louis le Prince who took the world’s first successful moving picture of traffic on Leeds
The historic Leeds Bridge will reopen before Christmas to two-way traffic as essential maintenance works near completion. From Friday (21 December 2018) works necessary to strengthen the bridge will be completed. Bridge End over the River Aire by The Calls in the city centre will then reopen to two-way traffic.
The historic Leeds Bridge will reopen to two-way traffic next month as essential maintenance works near completion. From Monday 14 January 2019 the works necessary to strengthen the bridge will be completed. Bridge End over the River Aire by The Calls in the city centre will then re-open to two-way traffic, including
A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin next week on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January 2018, work will start on essential works to strengthen, clean and repaint the bridge which carries traffic on Bridge End over the River Aire by The Calls in the city