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Constructing the girder bridge over the River Trent

Constructing the girder bridge over the River Trent

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L2254. Photographed on 3.10.1896, this is the large girder bridge that was built to take the Last Main Line across the Trent. A forest of temporary wooden frames supports the infant structure whilst the piers are constructed. The sleepers on the far right of the picture are part of the temporary bridge which carried a line of contractor's railway over the river. Note the distinctive outline of a steam crane at work on the far end of the bridge. Logan & Hemingway was the firm responsible for building this section of the railway (Contract No.1, Annesley to Leake).
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ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 18961003
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - S 1/4
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 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 457000 338000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - 18961003
RightsLeicestershire County Council