Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson
Before this bridge over the River Aire was built by Joseph Butler and Co in 1856 there was a ford here.
Like most other fords in Leeds, it was a horse ford and may even have had a small ferry to transport goods across it.
The bridge was destroyed as a result of Storm Franklin yesterday, as captured by Andrew Tutin from The Climbing Lab:
Here are some images of what’s left of the bridge today: