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Viaduct construction

Viaduct construction

L1412. Constructing the bridge over the River Soar, Leicester, circa 1897. This bridge formed part of the viaduct that carried the London Extension over much of the city. Steam powered cranes like the one in the photograph proved invaluable assets during bridge building and steel lifting. This section of the Line (Contract No. 2, Leake to Aylestone) was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 7/7
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 - River Soar, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 305100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council