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Constructing the Northgates bridge, Leicester

Constructing the Northgates bridge, Leicester

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L1812. Nearing completion, the bowstring girder underbridge that carried the Last Main Line across Northgates, Leicester. In common with the bridge's demolition in July 1981, a number of people have gathered to watch its construction. Built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton as part of Contract No.2 (Leake to Aylestone), this imposing structure is a marvellous example of how the railways had the power to radically change the Victorian landscape.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 6/3
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Northgates, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 305000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council