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Constructing the Nottingham viaduct at Drury Hill

Constructing the Nottingham viaduct at Drury Hill

L2253. This fascinating photograph, taken on a rainy day at Drury Hill, shows the construction of the viaduct close to Weekday Cross Junction. The picture provides a wonderful example of the change brought by the railways to the crowded urban streets of Victorian Britain. Threading its way across Nottingham, the second half of this plate girder structure has yet to be hoisted onto the brick abutments. Note the picture framers on the right, and the church spire rising over the city.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - S 1/2
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 457400 339600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council