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Brackley viaduct under construction

Brackley viaduct under construction

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L2431. Photographed looking north on 15.7.1896, this is the impressive Great Central viaduct at Brackley, seen here nearing completion. Built to carry the railway across the Great Ouse and the river's flood plain, the 22 arch 755 foot viaduct was perhaps the most striking piece of architecture on the London Extension. Here, several lines of contractor's temporary railway ferry laden mineral wagons along the valley floor. The building on the left of the picture is Brackley Mill. Regrettably, the viaduct was demolished in 1978.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 1896-07-15
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - Y 2/13
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 - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459500 237100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - 1896-07-15
RightsLeicestershire County Council