This small wooden bridge was built in the early 1970s when the whole of The Torrs was reimagined as a “riverside park”. It is named after Dr Millward who was the chief proponent of the ambitious plan.
Before Dr Millward and his team started campaigning in the 1960s, the entire complex of mills and bridges had fallen into such a terrible state of ruin and pollution that the whole gorge was effectively closed.
Long before then, the leat water continued its journey over the River Sett (below) via an aqueduct and on into Torr Mill. This is not to be confused with the huge Torr Vale Mill we saw from above, though it was just as big.