After following the Goyt for a while, Mr Monkey found the bridge he was searching for. This is was built in cast iron in 1813 by the Salford Ironworks so that Nathaniel Wright, owner of the Brabyns estate, could go from Compstall to his estate in his carriage. The Bailey Bridge on top of the bridge was put there in 1992 as a temporary measure because the bridge was becoming unsafe. Mr Monkey admired the W (for Wright) on the side of the bridge, then trotted across it and back.
You can read about the iron bridge and the campaign to preserve it at the Marple website.
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