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Bridge 379 near Bede Island in Leicester.

Bridge 379 near Bede Island in Leicester.

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L3186. Bridge 379 was a double girder span supported on brick abutments and a central support pillar. It was built to carry the Midland Railway's Leicester to Burton line over the London Extension, the former eventually running over the route of the old Leicester & Swannington Railway. Bridge 379 originally carried a double track line, but this was singled and the line became a freight only branch. This July 2002 photograph shows the north side of the bridge and the west span which went over the GCR main line. The east span (hidden by the tree on the left) crossed the Goods Loop. The span seen here was replaced in the 1950's as the original girder span had corroded and become weak. The bridge is still in use today in 2003.
Publisher
ContributorBoyd-Hope, G. M.
Creatorpersonalname - Boyd-Hope, G. M.
Datecreation - 2002-07-15
TypePhotographs - Colour
Formatdimension.H - 121mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierGMBH - 21
SourceBoyd-Hope, G. M.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - G. M. Boyd-Hope Collection
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455700 298100)
point - 2003-07-15
RightsBoyd-Hope, G. M.