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Unfinished brick arch bridge near Whetstone

Unfinished brick arch bridge near Whetstone

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L2941. Built by Topham, Jones & Railton as part of Contract No.3 (Aylestone to Rugby), this is the large brick arch bridge that brought the London Extension across the Whetstone to Littlethorpe road in Leicestershire. The structure is almost complete: only work on the right wing wall and the parapet is still to be done. From the abrupt end to the embankment, it is clear that plenty more tipping is required before this steep earthwork is finished. Note the line of contractor's temporary railway that is running across the road parallel with the embankment.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 22/2
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 - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455300 297000)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council