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The Bridges of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Canal

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no 1 & no 2 Anybody fill in the missing bridges, numbers or names ?

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no 1 & no 2 Anybody fill in the missing bridges, numbers or names ?

Taken in 2006, this is under the bridge nearest the canal Wharf

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Can't comment on the names of bridges one and two,

but number one is the inner ring road bridge (Cutlers Gate)

Number two, rail bridge?

Missing is Bernard Road bridge,

but Shirland Lane bridge is just visible on a couple of Dunsbyowls photos.

Bernard Road

Three bridges in one view here,

footbridge near Staniforth Road,

Supertram Bridge

and in the background is Pinfold bridge (Staniforth Road)

Shirland Lane bridge has a narrow enclosed bridge

running parallel to it, not sure what that would be carrying ?

Footbridge near the Arena

with Broughton Lane bridge in the background.

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The old brick built Broughton Lane road bridge was demolished sometime in the mid 90's,

to make way for the present & more wider bridge.

picturesheffield

In this photo (taken from the footbridge) it can bee seen where the old bridge once stood,

right where the reflection from new bridge is seen.

Edited by madannie77
repaired broken link

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Another bridge that can be seen in the background of Dunsbyowl's

bridge No 7 photo (Pinfold bridge)

Is the footbridge at Spartan Steel, once used to link factories

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The remains from when the S & S.Y.N. was once

used by horse drawn barges,

'rope rubbing marks' on bridge corners.

As seen on Pinfold and Cadman Street bridge's

Rubbing the rope across the hard & abrasive stone

must have shortened the towing ropes life span,

the reason why 'rubbing plates'

were added to the corners of some bridges

on the Towpath side

The rubbing post/plate on the far side was to

prevent bridge damage/ scuffing to barges.

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Between Broughton Lane and Tinsley Flight

are the remains of a lift bridge,

this would have been used back in the days

when factory's ran along both sides of the canal.

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After leaving Broughton Lane Bridge behind (where the canal Towpath changes over from right to left)

The next bridge over the canal is a footbridge that crosses lock number three.

A footpath directly to the left of this bridge leads into Meadow Hall Retail Park.

Next crossing the pound between locks number three and four is a rail bridge.

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The remains from when the S.S.Y.N. was once

used by horse drawn barges,

'rope rubbing marks' on bridge corners.

As seen on Pinfold and Cadman Street bridge's

Rubbing the rope across the hard & abrasive stone

must have shortened the towing ropes life span,

the reason why 'rubbing plates'

were added to the corners of some bridges

on the Towpath side

The rubbing post/plate on the far side was to

prevent bridge damage/ scuffing to barges.

Excellent Stuff Steve thanks for adding to this.

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Between Broughton Lane and Tinsley Flight

are the remains of a lift bridge,

this would have been used back in the days

when factory's ran along both sides of the canal.

This was the railway lift bridge to Tinsley Park Colliery which was on the east side of Shepcote Lane and later the site of Tinsley Park Steel Works.

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This was the railway lift bridge to Tinsley Park Colliery which was on the east side of Shepcote Lane and later the site of Tinsley Park Steel Works.

Thanks Dickdioxide,

I've always wondered what the bridge was used for.

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Below lock number Six.

A wide double bridge spans the canal,

the first section looks to be a road bridge & the second part

an old disused rail bridge,

perhaps leading into Tinsley Wire?

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Tinsley Viaduct

Link to Topic

Footbridge below lock No10 at Wharf Road, off Sheffield Road.

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The first eight minutes of this 1959 film covers a journey by barge

from Sheffield's canal wharf to Rotherham.

Run time 14 mins 37 secs (silent)

Link to .. Yorkshire Film Archive

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Edit: 22/01/17, broken link repaired, (SHB).

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