Memories of West Bridgford: Lady Bay Lifting Bridge

Do you know anyone who remembers the lifting bridge that used to be at the junction of Radcliffe Road and Rutland Road, spanning the Grantham Canal?  The photo is published with kind permission from Rushcliffe Borough Council, whose building control staff found this picture…

Please comment if you have any interesting information, or if you have any historical pictures let us know (the picture copyright always remain yours and credit will be given)

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Photo: ©Rushcliffe Borough Council

(With thanks to Rushcliffe Borough Council)


  1. We lived on Mabel Grove and I walked to school over this bridge daily until 1954. I never saw it in use, as the canal width had been reduced with rubble by this stage.
    The picture is post 1950 I believe as I remember the house in the background being built around this time.
    The painting mentioned by Mr McCourt is of Lady Bay Bridge, approximately 1/2 mile nearer the Trent, which gave access to Trent Boulevard from Radcliffe Road.

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