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Ouzelden Bridge exposed during drought, Derwent Reservoir, c 1930s ?
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H (Sheffield and District News Pictures, 973 Abbeydale Road)
c 1930s ?
About this image
This view is looking north towards Howden Dam. In the middle distance the parapets of Ouzelden Bridge can be seen, exposed amid the accumulations of silt due to the Derwent Reservoir being virtually empty because of drought. Until the rebuilding of the packhorse bridge from Derwent village at Slippery Stones following the construction of Ladybower Reservoir, Ouzelden was the first and most northerly bridge across the River Derwent.
The photographer titled this view 'Water Shortage in Derbyshire', adding 'Snap today of famous Derwent Dam, which supplies Sheffield, Derby, Notts and Leicester, etc. The ancient bridge and old road in Dam bottom (it is 3 miles long) showing for first time for years in October.'