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Bridge 442 near Newton, Warwickshire

Bridge 442 near Newton, Warwickshire

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L1921. A classic example of one of the Great Central's characteristic three-arch brick overbridges. This example is Bridge 442 near Newton, Warwickshire. The purpose of the three arches was to provide allowance for the railway to be quadrupled at a future date if required. If this had happened, the bridge would have been underpinned and the cutting widened, allowing an extra set of tracks to run beneath each of the side arches. It was not to be and this view from June 1977 shows the bridge slowly being taken over by the undergrowth.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-06
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/21
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Newton, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 452500 277900)
period - 1977-06
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.