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Bridge and embankment, Thurcaston Road, Leicester

Bridge and embankment, Thurcaston Road, Leicester

L1551. 'Embankment and arch over Thurcaston Road - Mowmacre Hill bridge', Leicester (S.W.A. Newton's notes). Steep embankments and deep cuttings were an essential part of the engineering design that created the London Extension's famously even gradient and fast running speed. This section of the Railway (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone) was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton.
qkwEmbankment
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectBridges - Bridge construction
Bridges - railway bridges
Bridges - brick arch bridge
People associated with manual labor - Navvies
railway employees - railway construction workers
railway tracks - contractor's railway
railway wagons - Tipping wagons
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 1/9
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Thurcaston Road, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458600 307700)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council