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Northgate Street bridge, Leicester, during the final stages of demolition

Northgate Street bridge, Leicester, during the final stages of demolition

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L1772. Just over eighty years after this girder was hoisted triumphantly into position, a crane lowers it to the ground during the final stages of demolition. Until it was dismantled in July 1981, the Northgates bowstring underbridge formed part of the Leicester viaduct, built by Henry Lovatt & Co. of Wolverhampton to carry the Last Main Line across the city. The brick abutment on the right of the photograph was also demolished, albeit at a later date.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Stone, H. V.
Datecreation - July 1981
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 125mm
dimension.W - 176mm
IdentifierPP 489/ 76
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Northgates, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304900)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - July 1981
RightsLeicestershire County Council