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Soar Lane Bridge, Leicester

Soar Lane Bridge, Leicester

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L1402. In this view of Soar Lane in Leicester, we can see the method by which the viaduct across the city was built. The white faced wall on the left is the bridge abutment, whilst the timber centrings behind will form the shape of one of the viaduct arches. Planks of wood would be laid over the wooden frame and then the brick work would go on top. when the brick work was finished, the centring frame would be dismantled and reused elsewhere. The railway in this area and the nearby Leicester Central Station was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton as part of Contract No. 2.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 5/1
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 - Soar Lane, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304800)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council
OS458200 304800