Since the beginning of the twentieth century there have been several unsuccessful bridge campaigns. By the 1970s there was again a feeling that the public deserved something better than the unreliable stepping stones. This led to petitions being circulated in Burley-in-Wharfedale. Following pressure by the Ramblers' Association and others some work was carried out to the stones which proved futile.
After further publicity, in February 1996 a Footbridge Committee was set up by local people in Burley-in-Wharfedale, with the aim of providing a bridge across the River Wharfe at Leather Bank.
The Footbridge Committee held 34 meetings until 1999, when the Burley Bridge Association was formed. The 90th committee meeting of the BBA took place in May 2011.
The minutes of meetings will now appear on the website, starting with No 89 on April 4 2011.