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Steam crane working on the M1 railway bridge near Whetstone.

Steam crane working on the M1 railway bridge near Whetstone.

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L3503. When the M1 motorway 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 take the railway over the new highway, the M1 contractors built a new girder bridge with the aid of the railway's permanent way department. This image shows one of rail-mounted steam cranes used to position the new bridge. It is seen lowering two of the large concrete blocks used to brace the completed girder sections.
Publisher
ContributorOrton, T.
Creatorpersonalname - Orton, T.
Datecreation - circa 1962
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 77mm
dimension.W - 107mm
IdentifierNo. 9
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.