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Constructing the viaduct south of Chearsley, Buckinghamshire

Constructing the viaduct south of Chearsley, Buckinghamshire

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L2349. This is the viaduct which was built to carry the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line over the River Thame, just south of Chearsley, Buckinghamshire. The photograph, taken around 1903, provides something of an insight into bridge construction at the start of the Twentieth Century. Wooden centrings were installed between the piers, and the skin of brick work is laid over the top of these temporary timber frames. After the arches were completed, the parapet and trackbed would then be constructed. Note the line of contractor's railway which has been crudely laid across the river, and the pile of capping stones stacked somewhat precariously on the bank.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - V 3/7
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 - Chearsley, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 472300 209300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council