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Bridge 434 near Shawell in Leicestershire.

Bridge 434 near Shawell in Leicestershire.

L1936. Looking east at the three-arched Bridge 434, or Coles Bridge, located immediately to the west of Shawell. The purpose of the three arches was to provide allowance for the railway to be quadrupled at a future date if required. If this had happened, the bridge would have been underpinned and the cutting widened, allowing an extra set of tracks to run beneath each of the side arches. This shot taken in June 1977 creates a false impression that the bridge is being swallowed up by the surrounding plant life, whereas the trackbed was fairly clear at this point. Note the weeds growing from the parapet walls.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-06
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/36
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Shawell, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 454200 280200)
period - 1977-06
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.