Plaque 13

Marking Bradford Beck, Plaque 13 sponsored by Westfield

Plaque 13 is inside Broadway,  in front of the information panel at the Market St entrance.

This plaque is sponsored by The Broadway

The Broadway sponsors Marking Bradford Beck

So small a waterway

For Bradford dale drained

Plaque 13 location

 

The Broadway Shopping Centre covers the former broad ford which was in fact a wide bridge across the Beck.  It is after this river crossing that Bradford is named.

The Beck flows beneath your feet, hidden from view, unreachable by anyone but City engineers.

Here the culvert is wide, rectangular in section and of heavily reinforced concrete.  The bed is flat and smooth and the stream bubbles down a small three-stepped weir.

 

Beneath your feet

Bradford Beck underground at Plaque 13
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