SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (3)

taken 6 years ago, near to Horsforth, Leeds, Great Britain

Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (3)
Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (3)
The view upstream from Newlay Bridge
Boxing Day Floods at Horsforth and Kirkstall

The River Aire caused severe flooding on Boxing Day, December 26th 2015. There had been very heavy rain during the night and morning, following on from previous heavy rain over 2 or 3 weeks. The saturated ground caused the river to rise rapidly and by mid afternoon the Aire was flooding the area around Newlay Bridge. There are a few houses by the bridge, one was already being bailed out, and horses were being evacuated from the stables on the other side of the river. 3 or 4 houses seemed to be at risk from flooding.
A friend went to the bridge the following day and found it had been closed until it could be examined for structural damage.
The flooding was more severe further downstream. The bridge at Kirsktall was closed from the evening, and Kirkstall Road (the A65) was flooded from the junction of Woodside Place (SE271347) to beyond Kirkstall Viaduct and the studios of Radio Aire (SE282341), a distance of about a mile. This was still under water for much of the following day.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge  Flood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 238 369 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6748N 1:38.3483W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 238 369
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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