In the booklet that came with the photo disk " Pictorial History Of Old Hyde On Photo CD. by Paul Taylor. Paul writes the following:
The Throstle Bank Bridge was built around 1900. The railway itself had been built in 1858 when a branch line was run from the main line at Hyde Junction to Hyde. Hyde was the terminus for many years; the extension to Marple was completed in 1863.
Before the bridge was built access to Dukinfield Road was made by a tunnel underneath the railway line, a few dozen yards to the right of the present bridge. This tunnel is still in use today. Dukinfield Road ended at this point until the bridge was built and was then extended under the bridge to meet up with Newton Street.