HUDDERSFIELD Canal Society has applied to restore a traditional numbering plate to a Fartown bridge.

Known as Bridge 11 of the Huddersfield Broad Canal, the bridge carries a footpath which links to Red Doles Lane and Red Doles Road.

But for some reason its historic marking plate has been lost or vandalised leaving the location of the Grade II listed bridge unmarked.

A report submitted with the planning application reads: “As the Canal and River Trust state that they do not have the resources to make the necessary applications, the society is now applying for permission to install the plates on those of the bridges on the Huddersfield Broad Canal which are listed.

“We are proposing to replace something which was attached to the bridge for much of its life, in a style close to that of the original.

“When complete, the plates will provide boaters and others with a ready means of describing the location which is in common use throughout the waterways network.”

Bridges on the two Huddersfield Canals were originally numbered from the start of the Huddersfield Broad Canal (Sir John Ramsden’s Canal) at Bradley in one series to the end of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Ashton-under-Lyne, including under-and over-bridges and tunnels in the series.

The plans will go before Kirklees Council planners by Thursday, December 20.