Printout from The Last Main Line:

Girder bridge construction at the site of Braunston and Willoughby Station

Girder bridge construction at the site of Braunston and Willoughby Station

L3036. Looking north east along London Road (A45) towards the double plate girder span (bridge no. 468) that brought the Last Main Line into Braunston & Willoughby Station. Two spans were required because the twin tracks of the line split on their approach to pass either side of the single island platform. A staircase leading up from the centre of the southern abutment (on the left) would eventually take passengers up to the station buildings. Note the wooden boards that have been slung under the girders for the navvies to work on, and the line of contractor's temporary railway that is running across the road parallel with the embankment.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 34/5
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Willoughby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 452400 267200)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council