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Temporary bridge and cutting south of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

Temporary bridge and cutting south of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

L2458. Photographed south of Hucknall around 1897, this excellent picture shows railway construction in earnest. A temporary footbridge spans a roughly hewn cutting, whilst a steam powered crane is at work on a single line of contractor's rails. The purpose of the considerable hole that has been excavated on the left side of the would-be trackbed is sadly unknown.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 117mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/2
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 - Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 452700 349300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council