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Leicester Viaduct - Bridge 374

Leicester Viaduct - Bridge 374

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L2043. The viaduct that carried the London Extension over the city of Leicester was made up of several different types of bridges. For the most part it was brick arches, but there were also lattice and plate girder spans at various places only the viaduct. One of these places was at West Bridge where the line crossed major roads and the River Soar. This photograph, looking south from St. Augustine Street, was taken in February 1977 and shows a scene that is much altered in 2003. Notice the 'panelling' effect on the parapet walls and the various bands of moulding and stone trimming which must have looked very attractive when first completed. In 2003, the viaduct ends on the right of the picture, just by the Western Boulevard bridge.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-02
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/143
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - St. Augustine Street, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304400)
period - 1977-02
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.