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Viaduct construction at the Oxford Canal, Rugby

Viaduct construction at the Oxford Canal, Rugby

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L3105. This photograph was taken from the top of the Great Central embankment looking towards the construction of bridge 448, the viaduct which carried the Last Main Line over the Oxford Canal at Rugby. Visible at the centre of the picture are two of the massive brick piers which eventually bore the weight of the four girder span. A steam powered crane is at work on the far side of the embankment. Note the primitive chock that has been installed at the sudden end of the temporary tracks in the foreground: a typically pragmatic yet makeshift arrangement.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 161mm
dimension.W - 212mm
IdentifierNewton - 42/4
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