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Girder bridge carrying the Midland Railway over the London Extension, Leicester

Girder bridge carrying the Midland Railway over the London Extension, Leicester

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L1593. Girder overbridge carrying the Midland Railway's Burton branch line over the London Extension near Leicester, circa 1897. Although the bridge did not carry Great Central locomotives, its lattice work iron parapet is characteristic of the Last Main Line. The tracks on the left of the photograph are contractor's temporary rails, and beyond is a line of tipping wagons. This section of the Railway (Contract No.2 Leake to Aylestone) was constructed by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 5/4
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 457600 302800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council