Crimean War (1854-56)
This Plaque is in honour of the local men of Tameside who served in the Crimean War.
The bridge was built in the first year of the War and was named after first major battle, the Battle of Alma, fought by the British and French against an unsuccessful Russian Army.
Alma Bridge also served as a Toll Bar and monies were collected until 26th June 1902.
Unveiled by Executive Leader of Tameside Counsil, Councillor Roy Oldham CBE on 23rd April 2002