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Girder bridge over the River Soar, Leicester

Girder bridge over the River Soar, Leicester

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L2305. This handsome girder underbridge, situated just south of Braunstone Gate bridge, carried the Last Main Line over the Old River Soar. The structure, built by Henry Lovatt & Co. as part of Contract No.2 (Leake to Aylestone), formed part of the long viaduct that brought the railway across the heart of the old city to Leicester Goods Yard and Carriage Sidings. Note the lattice work iron parapet: a typical feature of the London Extension.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - T 5/5
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 - River Soar, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458000 304000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council