Lift off for Copley’s Wilson Bridge

Elland Bridge infographic

Work is well underway to rebuild the former Copley Bridge, now known as Wilson Bridge, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing flood recovery work across the borough. The 185-year-old bridge was destroyed in the Boxing Day 2015 floods.

Wilson Bridge will consist of three steel sections to make it stronger, and will include stone from the original Copley Bridge. The steel sections were delivered to the site last week. Watch our short film(external link) of them being lifted into place across the river by a 350-tonne crane on 9 September 2017.

The new structure will provide access for pedestrians, horses and non-motorised vehicles and reconnect the two sides of the valley.

Construction is reaching its final stages and is due to be completed by this autumn

Come along to your next Skircoat Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Wednesday 18th January, starts 7pm…


Meetings are attended by local ward Councillors, Calderdale Council staff, Police and local services on request. If you cannot attend a meeting but would like to raise a matter please contact the Halifax Central ward Forum team on 01422 365948 or email

We look forward to seeing you there