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Bridge 450 - Rugby Viaduct

Bridge 450 - Rugby Viaduct

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L1911. The west side of Bridge 450, or Rugby Viaduct as it was more commonly known, looking north. The viaduct carried the Great Central over the old LNWR main line (the current West Coast Main Line) at Rugby Station. Originally there were six steel spans in the viaduct as well as fourteen brick arches as seen here. The longest span, one of the three main girder sections, was 160 feet long and formed part of the famous 'Birdcage' (Bridge 451), out of shot behind the camera. Note the drainage down-pipes on each of the blue-brick piers, allowing water to drain off the trackbed above.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-06
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/11
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451700 276000)
period - 1977-06
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.