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Widening the viaduct at High Wycombe

Widening the viaduct at High Wycombe

L3155. A wonderful snapshot of bridge construction at the start of the Twentieth Century, this photograph was taken during the widening of of the brick arch viaduct at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. As part of the construction work undertaken for the Great Western & Great Central Joint line, the existing viaduct which had hitherto carried a single line of the Great Western Railway was widened to accommodate the Joint route's twin tracks. Apart from the furthest span, the forest of wooden bridge centrings and somewhat haphazard lengths of planking which have been inserted for the navvies to walk on are still in place between the piers. With the arches almost complete, these timber frames would have been removed soon after the picture was taken.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 160mm
dimension.W - 212mm
IdentifierNewton - 103/1
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 - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 486400 193300)
period - circa 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council