Bridge 17A Timeline
The bridge is marked on the earliest OS Map (1846) as "Holme's Bridge", a stone arch. However, this name does not appear in Mike Clarke’s 1775 bridge list, and it probably appears as “2nd Arch”. (ie it is was one of the original stone arch bridges). The bridge is clearly visible on the 1786 Yates map of Lancashire. The present bridge is appears to be an early 20th century steel beam bridge.