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Braunstone Gate 'Bowstring' bridge

Braunstone Gate 'Bowstring' bridge

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L2036. This point on the London Extension marked the start of Bridge 374 - the umbrella number for the viaduct that spanned most of Leicester northwards. This bridge was the first of two 'bowstring' lattice girder bridges on this section. It spans Western Boulevard, close to the junction of Braunstone Gate and Duns Lane. Both this, and the similar bridge over Northgate Street were very imposing and served as local landmarks. This photograph, taken in May or June 1977, is looking north at the bridge with the Pex Sock factory to the right and the chimneys of the 'Pump & Tap' pub to the left. The trackbed is still fairly clear, even after eight years of closure.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - May/June 1977
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/136
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458000 304100)
period - May/June 1977
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.