SE2535 : Kirkstall Bridge, open after floods

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

Kirkstall Bridge, open after floods
Kirkstall Bridge, open after floods
3 days after the Boxing Day floods, the water has subsided around Kirkstall Bridge and it is open to traffic although it is fairly quiet.
See SE2535 : Kirkstall Bridge closed to traffic
Boxing Day Floods at Horsforth and Kirkstall :: SE2336

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
Tuesday, 29 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 December, 2015
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flood  Bridge 
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River Aire 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 259 355 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9461N 1:36.4226W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 259 355
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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