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Girders being delivered for the bridge that carried the London Extension over the M1.

Girders being delivered for the bridge that carried the London Extension over the M1.

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L3496. When Britain's first motorway, the M1, was built in the early 1960's, the path of the new road severed the Great Central Railway's London Extension at a point midway between Whetstone and Cosby. To carry the railway over the road, a new girder bridge was built by the M1 contractors and this image shows the steel girders being delivered to the construction site. The three girders in this view are chained to flat wagons and, in the distance, a steam crane marks the location where the new bridge will sit. The date of this image is unclear, but is believed to be 1962.
Publisher
ContributorOrton, T.
Creatorpersonalname - Orton, T.
Datecreation - circa 1962
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 110mm
dimension.W - 150mm
IdentifierNo. 2
SourceOrton, T.
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Original Negative
part of - T. Orton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455100 296500)
period - circa 1962
RightsOrton, T.