Baitings Reservoir: Heatwave uncovers old road bridge that was submerged in 1956 at Yorkshire reservoir

An old bridge emerged from a Yorkshire reservoir during a scorching summer with little rainfall.

Monday, 25th July 2022, 9:32 am

Water levels dropped so low at Baitings Reservoir, near Ripponden in West Yorkshire, that an old bridge was uncovered.

The old Road Bridge which once carried the Long Causeway over the river appeared as water levels decreased.

The bridge was submerged in 1956 when Baitings Reservoir was completed, and a modern bridge was constructed nearby.

Scroll down for photos from the reservoir.

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