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Building the girder bridge over Northgates

Building the girder bridge over Northgates

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L2205. Nearing completion, this is the handsome girder underbridge that carried the Last Main Line across Northgates, Leicester. Sitting on the contractor's temporary rails to the left is a steam powered crane. The bridge was built by Henry Lovatt & Co. of Wolverhampton, the firm responsible for Contract No.2 of the London Extension (Leake to Aylestone). Regrettably, this structure was demolished in July 1981, almost twelve years after traffic on this part of the line had ceased.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 164mm
IdentifierNewton - Q 5/1
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Northgates, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 305000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council