SLAITHWAITE residents drafted in help from Marsden in a bid to solve problems with a damaged bridge.
Dorothy Lindley, chairman of Marsden Enhancement Committee and a seasoned community campaigner, was invited to examine the bridge, off Britannia Road, which spans the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Residents say the bridge is dangerous because it has been hit by numerous lorries crossing the canal to mill units on the other side.
The bridge is relatively new. It was officially opened in September, 2001, when the canal reopened.
Mrs Lindley said: "People claim it was never built properly in the first place - and I can see what they mean. The angle is too sharp."
Stones have been knocked off either end of the bridge.
"It is very dangerous in a way,' added Mrs Lindley.
A spokesman for British Waterways said officials would discuss the situation with Kirklees Council.
Updated information is expected in June.