Many thanks to Tadcaster Carpets & Furnishings
for facilitating this camera's location and to Tadcaster Flood Action Group
for capitally funding it's installation. Tadcaster Bridge or Wharfe Bridge spans the River Wharfe in Tadcaster. The road bridge is believed to date from around 1700. It is the main route connecting the two sides of the town and one of two road crossings in the town, the other being the bridge for the A64 bypass. Tadcaster Bridge partially collapsed on 29 December 2015 after flooding that followed Storm Eva. The River Wharfe for much of its length it is the county boundary between West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. The name Wharfe derives from the Old English weorf or the Old Norse hverfr meaning winding river. Its valley is known as Wharfedale. The river source is at Beckermonds in Langstrothdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and flows through Kettlewell, Grassington, Bolton Abbey, Addingham, Ilkley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Otley, Wetherby and Tadcaster. It then flows into the River Ousenear Cawood. The section of the river from its source to around Addingham is in Upper Wharfedale and has a very different character to the river downstream.