SE2932 : Springwell Road bridge

taken 2 months ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

Springwell Road bridge
Springwell Road bridge
This bridge carries the road over the Hol Beck. The beck's natural course has been culverted for about 3km under the industrial areas of South Leeds - see SE2731 : The Wortley Beck, City West, Leeds for near the other end of this long culvert, where it is called the Wortley Beck. Peak flows are attenuated by Farnley balancing reservoir a further 3km upstream, nevertheless recent flood alleviation work has raised the wall of the channel along Water Lane. Note the depth gauge at the left, covering a range from 1.0 to 3.5 metres; to the right of the gauge is a former culvert outfall now plugged with concrete.
The Hol Beck, Water Lane, Leeds

Today this quiet culvert meanders through the heart of the City of Leeds, but this tranquil looking stream once powered the mills and industry around Holbeck during the industrial revolution. The Hol Beck is a natural watercourse that was canalised with setted floor and stone walls in the 1840s. The water in the Hol Beck was once badly polluted by chemicals and industrial waste, but these days the water is clean enough for freshwater fish.

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Tuesday, 8 June, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 10 June, 2021
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2916 3272 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.3991N 1:33.5318W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2916 3273
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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