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Karl McAuley

When was Brightside Bridge first constructed?

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Hello

I am trying to find out when a bridge over the Don at Brightside - Weedon Street was first constructed, the earliest I can find is an OS map for 1854 but I'm thinking a bridge has been there for some considerable time, well before the railway 

Thanks

Karl.

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Brightside Bridge was on a list of bridges in the West Riding compiled for the Quarter Sessions in 1730.  The bridge and approaches were "adopted" by the Corporation in 1857.

The following may help:

From PictureSheffield:

A Rough Draught of that part of [Car]Brook [Carbrook] Estate contiguous to the Wheels and Tilting Mill  Date:   1741

Surveyor: William Fairbank I.

Fields, etc. between the Don and the Carr Brook, with perspective sketches of Brightside Bridge (three arched), a farmhouse and the wheels and tilt; an historical account of the development of the wheels is given, with an explanation of the causes of flooding; flooded areas marked in with acreages. (Carbrook Street) Brightside Forge and Nether Forge, including part of the Carbrook Estate. Original at Sheffield City Archives: ACM/MAPS/SheD/786S

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Hello Edmund

Excellent, thank-you for all the information, very useful

Karl.

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Addy has this in his “Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield”

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And from Hunter's Hallamshire History and Topography of Sheffield -

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