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Braunstone Gate 'Bowstring' bridge

Braunstone Gate 'Bowstring' bridge

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L2040. 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 in February 1977 looking east at the bridge from road level on the corner of Duns Lane. The size of the bridge can be gauged by comparing it to the Vauxhall Viva passing beneath it. Beyond the bridge are the former Great Central Railway Goods Offices and the premises belonging to Kirby & west Dairies .
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-02
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/140
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 - 1977-02
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.