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Northgate Street 'Bowstring' bridge

Northgate Street 'Bowstring' bridge

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L2056. This bridge was one of two 'bowstring' lattice girder bridges on this section of the Leicester Viaduct, collectively known as Bridge 374. It spanned Northgate Street, close to the junction of Sanvey Gate and Highcross Street. Both this, and the similar bridge over Western Boulevard were very imposing structures and served as local landmarks. This photograph, taken facing south in March 1977, illustrates the skewed nature of the bridge, and the immediate flare-out of the viaduct beyond - necessary to accommodate Leicester Central Station. The bridge was demolished in 1981.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-03
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/156
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 305000)
period - 1977-03
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.