VITAL work to strengthen a Meltham bridge will start on Monday.
The work on Thick Hollins Bridge at Holmfirth Road will take about eight weeks.
The bridge needs the work to keep it safe. The pillars that support it need strengthening and there will also be high- pressure pointing and general refurbishment.
Temporary traffic lights will be used at times in order to allow a single lane to be open throughout the work.
A road closure should not be needed.
The total cost will be about £120,000. The contractors are DCT Civil Engineering, of Oldham.
Meanwhile, Marsden residents are to be asked for their views on work needed on Union Bridge, which carries Church Lane over the River Colne.
The bridge, which is next to St Bartholomew's Church, is in a very poor condition and has recently had a 7.5-tonne weight limit imposed upon it.
Kirklees Council highways officials are designing a replacement.
Church Lane is a well-used road and the council wants residents to take the opportunity to raise any issues or concerns they may have over the proposed scheme.
Residents are being asked to fill in questionnaires and return them by the end of August. Copies have been delivered to people in the vicinity.
More questionnaires are available at Marsden Library and at the Information Point on Peel Street.