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Temporary footbridge, Swithland, Leicestershire

Temporary footbridge, Swithland, Leicestershire

L1446. Temporary footbridge spanning a cutting at Swithland, Leicestershire, circa 1897. Note the narrow gauge contractor's wagon at the centre of the photograph. The tracks on the left are also temporary rails, but of a standard gauge built to accommodate contractor's locomotives, tipping wagons and steam navvies. This section of the Railway (Contract No. 2, Leake to Aylestone) was constructed 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 - G 6/3
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 - Swithland, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455000 314000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council