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Leicester Viaduct - Bridge 374

Leicester Viaduct - Bridge 374

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L2044. 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 west, was taken in February 1977 and illustrates the variety of span styles the carried the GCR on this section of the viaduct. This part of the bridge was eventually demolished to make way for road improvements and the scene is very different today. Note the 'Embassy' billboard poster advertising cigarettes for forty-seven pence per packet. History in itself as tobacco advertising is now banned.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-02
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/144
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - West Bridge, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304400)
period - 1977-02
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.