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Viaduct construction at Aylestone, Leicester

Viaduct construction at Aylestone, Leicester

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L2318. These are the four brick arches of Aylestone viaduct (bridge No. 384), photographed as the structure nears completion, circa 1897. Note the uneven line of contractor's temporary rails running beside the bridge, and the wooden boards beneath the parapet that would be removed after the navvies had laid the capping stones. This section of the Last Main Line (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone) was built by Henry Lovatt & Co. of Wolverhampton.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 166mm
IdentifierNewton - U 5/5
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 - Aylestone, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 457200 301700)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council