Giant concrete archways have been hauled in to place to form the new Crowther Bridge in Cromwell Bottom, Brighouse.
The installation of the new structure marks a significant step forward in the rebuild project which has so far included damming the canal, forming the foundations of the bridge and building a new towpath.
The old bridge was destroyed in Boxing Day floods in 2015 and is now being replaced.
Graham Ramsden, project manager for the Canal & River Trust, which has overseen the project, said: “Works to rebuild Crowther Bridge are progressing well. The concrete arches are now in position and the canal underneath the bridge has reopened. Soon skilled craftsmen will begin the job of cladding the whole structure in stone so that it reflects the character of the area.”
The remaining work includes building the bridge parapets, waterproofing the bridge, facing the structure in stone and reinstating the road, kerbs and footpath.
Calderdale councillor Barry Collins added: “The new bridge is really taking shape now. It’s built to modern standards, meaning the arch will be sturdier and will give better protection from any future flooding – just like nearby Elland Bridge.”
The Department for Transport flood recovery fund has financed £5.5 million towards both Crowther Bridge and Elland Bridge.