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Constructing the viaduct to cross the River Soar, Leicester

Constructing the viaduct to cross the River Soar, Leicester

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L2321. Taken around 1897, this photograph shows the construction of the girder bridge built to carry the viaduct over the River Soar. Situated just north of Leicester's Great Central Station, this elevated section of the Railway was built by Henry Lovatt & Co. as part of Contract No.2 (Leake to Aylestone). Note the temporary wooden frame that has been erected at either side of the central brick pier, and the crane jib visible above the girder.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - U 6/3
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 - River Soar, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 305400)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council