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Building the girder bridge over the L.N.W.R. at Rugby

Building the girder bridge over the L.N.W.R. at Rugby

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L3006. Nearing completion, this is bridge no. 451, the famous girder viaduct that brought the Great Central's Last Main Line over the London & North Western Railway at Rugby. For obvious reasons, the structure has become known as the Birdcage, although it was never referred to as such by the railwaymen who worked the route: they knew it simply as the 'girder bridge' at Rugby.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 29/10
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451600 275600)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council