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Hebden Trial Level - The Story of a Yorkshire Dales Lead Mine

Hebden Suspension Bridge in the 1920s

Postcard of Hebden suspension bridge taken in the 1920s

This is a cropped version of a Walter Scott postcard, probably photographed in the 1920s. This bridge was built by the Hebden blacksmith William Bell in 1885 largely from materials recycled from the lead mines. Idiosyncratically for a suspension bridge, it had a central support. This was damaged in a flood in 1937, and the bridge was raised and the support removed. The base of the support can still be seen when river levels are low.