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Brick arch overbridge and excavation near Rugby

Brick arch overbridge and excavation near Rugby

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L2219. This three arch brick overbridge was built to carry the Ashlawn Road across the London Extension near Rugby. Interestingly, the bridge has been constructed, but the cutting beside it has yet to be fully excavated. Here, navvies look on as the combined forces of blasting and steam shovel work to destroy the rock face. A line of empty tipping wagons stand by to remove the debris. This section of the Railway (Contract No.4, Rugby to Woodford) was built by T. Oliver & Son between 1894-1899.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - R 1/5
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451600 273100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council