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Bridge over the River Avon at Rugby

Bridge over the River Avon at Rugby

L1512. An excellent view of the construction methods used in building a brick arch bridge on the London Extension. The two abutments on either side of the river are complete, as are the adjoining wing-walls. The wooden framework between the abutments was know as a centring, and this was planked over on top as can be seen in the photograph. When this was done, the brick courses could be laid on top and the centring would later be removed when the mortar was dry. The new brickwork can just be seen on either side of the centring. This bridge was built by the contractor, Topham, Jones & Railton as part of Contract No. 3 (Aylestone to Rugby).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - I 3/5
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451700 276500)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council