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Construction of bridge 448, Rugby

Construction of bridge 448, Rugby

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L3075. These are thought to be two of the massive brick piers which were built to support the four span girder bridge (no. 448) north of Rugby that carried the Last Main Line across the Oxford Canal. When the picture was taken, the railway's prodigious embankment appears to be little more than a spoil heap. Note the brick vaulting at the top of the piers which has been employed to help bear the weight of the girders and subsequent rail traffic.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 158mm
dimension.W - 211mm
IdentifierNewton - 39/1
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 and Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451700 276400)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council