SE2635 : Flooding at Kirkstall Bridge

taken 5 years ago, near to Headingley, Leeds, Great Britain

Flooding at Kirkstall Bridge
Flooding at Kirkstall Bridge
The junction of Bridge Road and Savins Mill Way.
Boxing Day Floods at Horsforth and Kirkstall :: SE2336

The River Aire caused severe flooding on Boxing Day, December 26th 2015. There had been very heavy rain during the night and morning, following on from previous heavy rain over 2 or 3 weeks. The saturated ground caused the river to rise rapidly and by mid afternoon the Aire was flooding the area around Newlay Bridge. There are a few houses by the bridge, one was already being bailed out, and horses were being evacuated from the stables on the other side of the river. 3 or 4 houses seemed to be at risk from flooding.
A friend went to the bridge the following day and found it had been closed until it could be examined for structural damage.
The flooding was more severe further downstream. The bridge at Kirsktall was closed from the evening, and Kirkstall Road (the A65) was flooded from the junction of Woodside Place (SE271347) to beyond Kirkstall Viaduct and the studios of Radio Aire (SE282341), a distance of about a mile. This was still under water for much of the following day.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 December, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 28 December, 2015
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Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2612 3559 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9564N 1:36.2858W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2609 3559
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