Built in 1835. Lower tier was inserted in 1888 to strengthen it. Note the datestone above the lower arch. (1)
This was the first high level bridge in New Mills, built to carry the Thornsett turnpike road over the River Goyt. Originally, the Church Road bridge was a simple arch bridge, but structural problems occurred and the bridge had to be strengthened. When the turnpike road was opened, a toll-gate was across the approach to nearby Salem Bridge. A series of riots followed and the toll-gate was repeatedly destroyed. Several New Mills men were tried at Derby and the two ringleaders had to pay compensation of over £200. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2004. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part I, Borough of High Peak (second edition). p. 38.
Bibliographic reference: Derbyshire County Council. 1987. The Torrs Riverside Park Bridges Trail- the park under the town.
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Centred SK 0012 8516 (23m by 25m)
NEW MILLS, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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