Crown Point Bridge, Leeds, by George Leather & Son

Crown Point Bridge, Leeds. George Leather & Son, Leeds. 1840-42. Iron castings by Booth & Co., Sheffield; stonework by John Bray, Leeds (see "Bridges"; Leach and Pevsner attribute it slightly differently, to John Leather Jun. of Bradford, 457). This early Victorian toll bridge was widened and reconstructed in 1994, and still looks very smart today. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

As Peter Leach and Nikolaus Pevsner say, this is "the most attractive of the bridges across the Aire in the city centre," with "cast-iron Gothic cusped tracery" and an "[o]rnate traceried balustrade of interweaving mouchettes" (457).

References

"Bridges." Discovering Leeds (Leeds County Council site). Web. 12 March 2012.

Leach, Peter, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Yorkshire West Riding, Leeds, Bradford and the North. The Buildings of England series. New Haven & London: Yale, 2009. Print.


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