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Girders for the M1 girder bridge being lifted by a pair of steam cranes

Girders for the M1 girder bridge being lifted by a pair of steam cranes

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L3498. 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 one of the steel girders for the bridge about to be lifted clear of its wagon by a pair of large, rail-mounted, steam cranes. Judging by the snow on the ground, the work must have been very cold and the group of gathered people in the foreground are wrapped in thick coats.
Publisher
ContributorOrton, T.
Creatorpersonalname - Orton, T.
Datecreation - circa 1962
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 76mm
IdentifierNo. 4
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.