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Navvies at work on Brackley viaduct

Navvies at work on Brackley viaduct

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L2892. Thought to have been taken in 1896, this wonderful photograph shows navvies at work on the top of Brackley viaduct. With the structure's 22 brick arches having been completed, these men are busy laying the spandrel walls. When the viaduct was demolished in 1978, its reluctance to succumb to the power of drills and explosives surprised both contractors and observers alike: a great testament to the navvies and engineers responsible for its construction.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1896
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 11/1
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459500 237200)
period - circa 1896
RightsLeicestershire County Council