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Construction of St. Augustine Street Bridge

Construction of St. Augustine Street Bridge

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L3484. Construction of the girder bridge at St. Augustine Street (now St. Augustine Road) in Leicester. Two steel stanchions are laid out ready to be lifted upright. A group of navvies take a break from their work and lean against the structure furthest away. Onlookers survey the scene - a young girl to the left, and four smartly looking gentlemen (possibly contractors?). The bridge was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton, the contractor responsible for Contract No. 2 (East Leake to Aylestone) of the London Extension, and when complete formed part of a long viaduct built to carry the new Line across much of the city.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Date
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 160 mm
IdentifierNewton - TBC Z2/33
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
derived from - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council