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Navvies building the piers for a girder bridge

Navvies building the piers for a girder bridge

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L1266. Navvies constructing the piers for a girder bridge, circa 1890s (place and Railway unconfirmed). Bricklaying was one of many skills that navvies were employed for, besides using their muscle with picks and shovels. Note the elevated rails laid by the contractor, part of the temporary line built to bring men and materials to the work site.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1890s
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - C 6/5
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
Coverageperiod - circa 1890s
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council