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Remains of a former Great Central Railway bridge abutment near West Bridge, Leicester

Remains of a former Great Central Railway bridge abutment near West Bridge, Leicester

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L3309. After the closure of the London Extension in 1969, it did not take long before the railway infrastructure gave way to the demolition men. At West Bridge in Leicester, the railway crossed the road and River Soar on a long viaduct made up of a variety of girder spans. This bridge came down in the 1970's, leaving only the remains of the blue-brick northern abutment, as seen here. Recent redevelopment work in the Bath Lane area has seen a number of riverside buildings pulled down, and the abutment may be lost in the near future. This photograph was taken on 21st October 2003.
Publisher
ContributorBoyd-Hope, G. M.
Creatorpersonalname - Boyd-Hope, G. M.
Datecreation - 2003-10-21
TypePhotographs - Colour
Formatdimension.H - 125mm
dimension.W - 175mm
IdentifierGMBH - 151
SourceBoyd-Hope, G. M.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - G. M. Boyd-Hope Collection
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - West Bridge, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304400)
point - 2003-10-21
RightsBoyd-Hope, G. M.