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Holmes Bridge

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Holmes Bridge
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St Alkmunds Way, Derby
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Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
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Crossings related to the A601

Holmes Bridge crosses the River Derwent and Meadow Road on the A601, between The Cock Pitt and Eastgate Junction in central Derby . It is the second of two bridges over the Derwent on the A601 in central Derby, the other being Causey Bridge. Should the ring road have been built to original plans, this bridge would have been home to a very should weaving section between the two junctions.


In some documents and on some maps, the bridge is called Holms Bridge whereas on others it is called Holmes Bridge. The latter version however, appeared on a council sign during 2011/12, and therefore it makes sense for that to be the name used by the council today. However minutes from Derby County Borough Highways Committee meetings in the 1970s show the original, intended spelling for the name of the bridge was to be Holms Bridge.


Like its counterpart, Causey Bridge, was opened in July 1972 with the rest of Stage II of St Alkmund's Way, and a plaque nearby commemorates this occasion. When it was built, the Southern abutment of the bridge had a gauging station to measure the flow of the river Derwent built into it.

Holmes Bridge
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