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Braunstone Gate 'Bowstring' bridge

Braunstone Gate 'Bowstring' bridge

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L2038. This bridge was the first of two 'bowstring' lattice girder bridges on this section of the Leicester Viaduct, collectively known as Bridge 374. 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 structures and served as local landmarks. This photograph was taken looking through the bridge's girders, looking east towards another local landmark - the church of St. Mary de Castro. The details of how the bridge was constructed can clearly be seen here. Count the rivets! The date is May or June 1977.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - May/June 1977
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/138
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.