0 Ilkley Golf Club's £100,000 bridge takes shape

The first of two new bridges took shape over the River Wharfe last week connecting Ilkley Golf Club with a section of its course.

The prestigious Nesfield Road club is spending more than £100,000 on the bridges to link two of its holes on a river island with the rest of the 6,262-yard course.

A huge crane was drafted in last Thursday morning to haul the 23-tonne two-piece structure into position.

The new bridge is 25 metres long and three metres wide, with ramps at either side.

It will help groundsmen maintain the greens on the island, allowing tractors to cross on to it for the first time.

Ilkley Golf Club, the third oldest club in Yorkshire, ordered the bridges to replace an ageing footbridge which has been in place at least since the club moved from its original moorland home to the Nesfield Road land more than 100 years ago.

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