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Whetstone Station girder bridge.

Whetstone Station girder bridge.

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L1222. Bridge No. 399, built to carry the railway over what would be Station Street in Whetstone, Leicestershire. The station would eventually be built to the right of the bridge, with access being gained through a doorway and staircase in the right (southern) abutment. The house in the distance is on Victoria Road, and the bag in the road belongs to S. W. A. Newton, whose shadow can be seen at the base of the picture. The station and bridge formed part of Contract No. 3 (Aylestone to Rugby) built by Topham, Jones & Railton.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecompletion - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - C 1/4
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Whetstone, Leicestershire
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Site - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council